Thursday, October 25, 2007

(Post # 54) Back Pain

Guidelines for treating your back pain:

  1. Exercise daily.
  2. Exercise should not increase back pain.
  3. Walk every day for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Reduce the amount of sitting a much as possible.
  5. When sitting change posture every 20 minutes.
  6. Avoid full spine bending for the first hour after rising from bed.
  7. More repetition of less demanding exercises will enhance endurance and strength.
  8. No method of exercises fits all individuals.
  9. Be patient and stick with the program.
  10. Remember to lift properly, by bending hips and knee and not the back.