First, people must find out what they’re doing to cause these back pains and make some changes. Sitting at a desk for long periods of time can weaken the core. If people do have an office job, they can get up from time to time and do some exercises in their office. People can do chair squats and desk planks. They should try exercises that they know work for them and relieve their pain without medication.
- If one suffers from back pain, always be aware of activities or events that can cause one’s condition to flare or worsen.
- Regular exercise is crucial to managing a chronic condition of back pain and preventing it from worsening.
- If pain does flare, yoga or other simple stretching exercises can be done almost anywhere and offer relief for the pain.
“This fall, I had gotten away from my regular core-strengthening routine (nighttime planks, pushups, and abdominal exercises, on the carpet as the kids are going to sleep). At about the same time, I increased the consecutive hours spent sitting at my desk, typing away.”