Back pain can happen suddenly, and at any time. This pain can happen for any number of reasons, like from an injury, herniated or bulging disc, a strain, or poor posture. One of the most common places that sudden back pain occurs is in the lower back on the right side, and usually happens when you are bending over. It may be something as simple as a minor strain, but the pain definitely isn't minor!
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Because the majority of people in the world are right handed, when they bend over to reach for something they extend their right hand to grab it, and by doing so they may end up putting excess strain on the right side of their back and cause back pain. When this happens, these simple tips can help to relieve that pain:
Apply heat to the injured area - Using a heat pack can temporarily reduce the stiffness and pain. If you need to bend over often, like at your job or at home, it is smart to use heat as often as you can to help ease the discomfort and pain.
Move carefully - It may go without saying, but avoid bending over if you don't need to! Doing so before the injury has healed can cause even further strain. Remember to move slowly, and try not to place as much weight and pressure on your right side if you can help it.
Stretch - Doing some simple stretches can help strengthen the muscles in the back so that they can support you better as you do things like bending over. Just be careful not to overdo it and make the injury worse. If the stretch causes back pain of any kind then it's a good idea to stop.
Sit down before picking something up - If you do need to bend over to do something, try sitting down first before you do. When you bend from a sitting position the chair provides additional support, plus you don't have to reach as far. This should reduce the pain you feel.
By being cautious and following these tips, you will be able to reduce the pain in your back and allow yourself to heal!
At The Illinois Back Institute we are dedicated to educating people, because we know that the more that you understand about your problem, the more likely you are to eliminate it. We specialize in Functional Disc Stabilization - a multi-disciplinary approach to making the back healthier without drugs or surgery!
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