My Husband Pulled His Lower Back!

This morning my husband was bringing our laundry bags to my car. He either moved the wrong way or stepped a certain way that made him come to a dead stop and drop the laundry bag! He said “My back!”. I’m like ohh no! He said that his lower back was in pain and his left leg was bothering him as he walked.

I put the laundry bags to the side and walked with him to his car. He said he’ll use his heated seats to see if that’ll help him make it work. Well folks, the heated seats didn’t make a difference and he had to go back home because he was in too much pain!

So I researched a few stretches that should help soothe his back. I’ll do those on him once I get home from work. I’ll try to do whatever else I can. If his back is not better by tomorrow then I’ll take him to the doctor. I know that injuring your back is no joke so I want him to get better as soon as possible.

Do you have any other suggestions as to how he can soothe his back? Comment below!

Here’s What Too Much Sitting Does To Your Body!

1. Your muscles are wasting away!

When you sit all day, your muscles especially in your legs are slowly wasting away! 

2. Your nerves are spazzing out!

Even though the body may be relaxed when sitting, your nerves are going through torture! Sitting for long periods of time can cause strained and pinched nerves which could result in pain throughout your whole body!


3. Your upper body slouches forward!

When you slouch while sitting, your head is pulled down and forward by gravity which could lead to pain in the future. 

4. Your lumbar discs are getting crunched!

An upright position puts the discs in your lower back in proper alignment and minimizes pressure. 

Sitting forces the vertebrae to crunch down on each other, increasing the risk of chronic lower back pain.


5. You’re fighting a natural instinct!

Your body responds to sitting with pain because our natural instinct is to move around! The pain is signaling your body to get up and move! When we don’t move, we suffer. 

SOLUTIONS: 

–Try standing up every 30 minutes to give your muscles some movement. Walk around for a few minutes to get the blood flowing again!

–Align your spine straight up and down, with force of gravity to prevent aching when sitting.

–Do a few light stretches! Here’s a link with easy stretches you can do right at your desk! Deskercise Routine


–Adjust your positioning every 15-30 minutes to prevent changes to your lumbar discs. 


I hope this has made you aware of what’s happening to your body when sitting! Try being mindful of how long you’ve been sitting, especially if you sit at a desk all work day like me!

A good idea would be to set an alarm on your phone if you have to so you can be reminded to get up and move around a bit! =)

Source: Too Much Sitting