Your Lower Back Hurts Every Morning! – Killer Tips You Should Know

We all have it- that throbbing pain in our joints that comes from stress and lack of activity all at the same time. The problem lies in what we should do about it. You can wonder and stress, which will only cause more pain, or get up and do something about it.

The following are some killer tips that will help your lower back feel better when you get up in the morning: 

#1. S​tretch

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In the morning, you will always be more cognizant of the pain. It comes when people are stressed out and when people are just getting up. You forget about the pain when you sleep, but you then wake up with a jolt. 

Did you know that stretching can be one of the best ways to reduce this pain? You stretch a big high and then low. The muscles extend and then contract. You are waking up your endorphins in the back. Your gentle pulling warms the area and it allows it to be tensile throughout the rest of the day. This is why stretching is one of the best activities you can do for yourself. 

#2. Take an Anti-Inflamm​atory or Muscle Relaxant before Bed

 Here is another great tip. You can really save yourself the surprise in the morning by taking one of these pills at night. It is, of course, important to discuss the above with the doctor as well. But doing this can help you feel less swollen the following morning. You will also get to bed sooner, and this will allow you to get the maximum amount of sleep. Make sure you take the pill an hour before you are planning on retiring. This will give the medicine time to kick in. You will not be struggling with pain when trying to sleep, and this will help. 

#3. Get a​ Pregnancy Pillow

This term is kind of a misnomer. You don't have to be pregnant to enjoy the benefits that come with having a sleep aid like this. The pregnancy pillow will cushion your back and allow it to stay in proper form. You can adjust it so your back is not bent out of shape in the morning. You will arise feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. Let this be an investment that you make in yourself. 

#4. Buy an Ergonomic Work Chair

Often, when you work in the office, you can have your boss absorb the cost of this venture. After all, your peace of mind during the day is more important than a thousand dollars. But think if perhaps your employer will not write off the expense. You should still invest in ergonomic gear for the workplace and for your home. The chairs that also cradle your neck are a great place to start. You can go online and get some stellar research on the subject. Make sure you find an ergonomic keyboard with an arm rest while you're at it. 

#5. Go to the Chiropractor

Many people delay this step on their journey. After all, they are eager to fix the problem themselves. Often, when the spine is out of alignment, this is simply not a possibility. You should make your life a lot easier by incorporating this step.

This simple appointment has been a lifeline for many. There are individuals who have been able to actually wean themselves away from pain medications as a result of targeting the source of the problem. Some people who have had to stay home on Worker's Compensation have found that these treatments give them their life back. The only caution to going to the chiropractor would be not to get the rapid neck movement treatments. These movements can cause trauma in the neck. They are not worth the risk, and you should ask your chiropractor to avoid the neck area if you are getting these for lower back pain. 

As you can see, there are so many ways that people can avoid the trauma of morning back pain. You do not have to wake up with a jolt of pain. Get back to having the spring in your step. You should implement all of the above steps if you truly want to get maximum results.

Laura Miranda
 

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