This blog is all about self-help, helping you in all areas of your life. One aspect of life people need to be aware of is their health. As we know, there are plenty of health problems that can affect us. One of the most common problems people face is with their back. Almost everyone suffers from some form of back pain during their life.
I think that it’s important you know how to fix your bad back as it can hinder you. You may end up having to take time off work if your back is in serious pain. So, here are two simple things that will help fix your bad back:
Correct Your Posture
I know that a lot of you reading this will be sat in a chair all day in front of a computer screen. You’ll spend hours at a time sat down typing away. And, before that, you probably spent years in school and college, hunched over a desk studying. Being in this type of position will do horrible things to your posture. It gives you tight hips that lead to a bad back. What you end up with is something called an anterior pelvic tilt. Your butt sticks out, and your belly is pushed forward. This is awful posture that will make your back scream with pain. You’re going to find standing up tough after a few minutes. Also, your shoulders will round forward which will give you a tight chest and hurt your upper back, between the shoulder blades.
So, what you have to do is work on correcting your posture. You need to tighten your abs and glutes to re-align your hips. This will help with your anterior pelvic tilt. Then, you have to work on opening out your chest and drawing your shoulders back. You could even get a chiropractor to crack your spine and realign it, thus helping your posture.
If you can get the correct posture, you’ll start to feel less pain in your back.
Stretch Your Hips And Chest
It was briefly touched upon above, but a lot of back pain can come from tight muscles elsewhere on your body. A tight chest leads to upper back pain, and tight hips lead to lower back pain. So, you have to work on stretching these muscles every day. It’s particularly important you stretch your chest out as often as possible. A tight chest can not only lead to a bad back, but bad shoulders too.
Don’t forget to stretch your hips too. There are numerous exercises that can stretch your hip flexors out. But, you should also focus on trying to open and loosen your hips too. Do movements that can loosen that hip joint and help your hips become less tight.
A loose chest allows your shoulder blades to be pinned back easily and stop upper back pain. Whereas loose hips will take the strain off your lower back and calm any pain.
If you do these two things in conjunction with one another, you’ll see results. Within a few months, you can be pain-free and ready to tackle life.