5 Tips to Improve your Back Pain

  • January 16, 2015
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  • Health
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  • Ortho Rhode Island


Back pain is a huge issue in America today. The best way to tackle back pain is to make improvements yourself. Changing simple lifestyle habits can help to drastically improve your back health. Here are 5 tips you can use to help mend your back pain and keep it away for good.

Stay Active

When you injure your back, the first thing you may want to do is rest because it may seem like the best option. This along with oversleeping or sitting too much may actually end up furthering your pain. Make sure to sleep the recommended seven to eight hours a night to avoid pain. Instead of sitting around all day, get up and find an excuse to move around. Along with sleeping, nutrition is another major factor in maintaining a healthy back.

Keep Your Posture in Mind

You put unnecessary strain on your back with poor posture. For people that spend several hours a day sitting at a desk, back pain is likely to occur and for those who slouch it may worsen the pain.

Tips to keep in mind when sitting at your desk: move your pelvis forward, have both feet flat on the ground while also keeping your back straight. If possible, switch to a standing desk. Standing desks will help to improve your overall health.


Focus on exercises that will strengthen your core and improve flexibility. We put large amount of stress on our backs every day, so we need to make them strong. Exercise not only helps to improve your back’s health, but your overall health as well.

Improve the Way You Sleep

You can help prevent back pain just by adjusting the way you sleep. First make sure your mattress is firm and high quality. Bad mattresses can lead to worsened back pain. As for how you sleep, there are various options but you must make sure your back is supported. Use pillows to adjust your back to align for proper support.

See an Orthopedic Doctor

Speak with an orthopedic surgeon from Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. We have experienced doctors who will create a pain management plan based on your needs. Visit our website or contact us at 800-725-3037. Eliminate pain now!

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