Getting out of bed is something that most people do on a daily basis. For most it is simple enough, but for those suffering with back problems even the tasks that seem the easiest can be some of the most challenging. For anyone with back, neck, or sciatica pain, sometimes just getting out of bed can be difficult and extremely painful. This Back Pain Relief Tip is about how to get out of bed properly so that you don't put extra pressure on the spine and cause more pain. It's a technique we call the Logroll!
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Follow these steps to use the Logroll to get out of bed:
- While lying in bed, roll over onto your side so that you are facing the side of the bed that you want to get out of. You want to be near the edge of the bed, but not right on the edge.
- Slowly and gently bring your knees up to your chest as best you can. Make sure to keep your legs entirely on the bed while doing this so you don't put pressure on the lower back.
- Now, push your upper body up off of the bed with your hands and arms, while at the same time let your legs slowly fall off the edge of the bed. By doing this, most of your weight will be on your hip, thigh, and buttocks as you rise instead of your spine.
- Finally, put your hands on your thighs and push up and out of your bed, lengthening your back up as you do. Make sure you keep your back straight and your head up as you rise.
This video will help you to better understand how to perform the Logroll:
By getting out of bed using the Logroll, you can lessen the pressure put on your spine and decrease your back pain!
At the Illinois Back Institute we strive to educate everyone as much as possible about their back pain and sciatica, because it is proven that the more people know about their problem the more likely they are to eliminate it!
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