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How to Reduce Back Pain

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

In this article we are going to discuss how to reduce back pain. The most important thing to note is that you need to keep moving. When you have back pain, the first thing you typically want to do is go lay on the couch, take a few Advil, and hope your pain resolves soon. This is actually the worst thing you can do to reduce the pain in your back. For you to really understand how to reduce your back pain, you must first understand why you are experiencing back pain. You can ask yourself: did I wake up with back pain, did I lift something the wrong way which caused a spasm in my back, or was it because of (let's be honest we all sit with poor posture) poor posture.

Once you understand how your back pain began, you can ultimately address the underlying cause of your back pain. If it is a matter of poor posture or lifting mechanics, you can reach out to a physical therapist and learn preventative techniques. Sometimes back pain occurs with no explanation, which could happen to anyone since most back pain is caused by our frequent sitting and frequent bending lifestyle.

Then to fully reduce your back pain, you can seek out a McKenzie Therapist, such as Jennifer Pate, PT, DPT, cert MDT. A credentialed McKenzie Therapist is able to instruct you on techniques and exercises to fully resolve your condition as well as teach you how to prevent a future episode of back pain from happening.

In the mean time, while you are currently experiencing back pain, try fixing your posture, sitting chairs that have back support rather than choosing to lay on the couch, and avoid frequent bending (especially for the first few hours of the day).

If you have further questions on how to reduce your back pain, feel free to reach out to talk with Jennifer directly at 847-920-7110.

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