Tips for looking after your Back

Tips for looking after your back

Its important to look after your back, here are a few ways you can help to avoid back pain.

  • Make sure you rotate between sitting and standing positions
  • Exercise gently regularly
  • Support your lower back whilst driving or in the seated position
  • Losing weight will reduce the load on your spine and back muscles
  • Reduce stiffness and increase your mobility by stretching properly
  • Try not to slouch; bad posture is detrimental to your back
  • Bend your knees when lifting – and be careful not to lift to heavy a weight
  • Throughout the day do gentle & frequent stretches, this will reduce the strain on your back
  • Even when your back hurts – try to keep moving
  • Look at your bed and pillow – and decide if they give your back and neck the support they require.