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The 3 R's

Here's a little something to help reduce your back pain. I like to call it the 3 R's. This will come in handy, if you follow the 3 R's you will save yourself some pain and in the long run will have a healthier back.

Just what are the 3 R's?

Remove the source of your back pain.
This is one of the most critical things you must do if you are suffering from back pain. Although it seems simple on the surface it may involve more than you realize. The first thing you need to do is take a look at what you are doing when you get back pain. At first glance you may think it is the task you were doing that caused you pain, but more than likely it is the way you were doing the task. Proper body mechanics and good ergonomics are essential for a healthy back.

After removing yourself from the source of your pain you need to rest.
Find yourself a comfortable chair, recliner, or if need be find a place to lay down. Get yourself in a position that offers the most relief from your back pain.

relaxation Relax.
Relaxing is not the same as resting. Once you have found a comfortable position you are resting, now you must relax.

One of my favorite ways to relax is to close my eyes and mentally scan my body from head to toe releasing any tension in the muscles. If I find an area that seems tense or uncomfortable I will shift positions or tighten then loosen the muscle then move on to the next area and do the same there. When I have worked my way from head to toe I usually feel much better. It's important to not concentrate on your back pain during this process, you'll find that by the time you've relaxed your way down to your back pain that it's already feeling somewhat better. This method of relaxation takes time, don't rush through it. If you don't feel better after the first "scan" do it again from head to toe.

There are many relaxation techniques to choose from, try to find one that works for you. Back pain sucks, remember the 3 R's.

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