Watch the beginning of the video and notice that it’s said that Asians seldom have back pain? Also, there is a picture of a person sitting cross-legged? Sitting cross-legged frequently is not true today and trust me, I’m Asian and I live in Asia. I see friends and colleagues having back pain more and more regularly. And we all sit cross-legged since young. Plus, once you have backpain, can you sit cross-legged? I know I couldn’t. I couldn’t sit upright. As much as I want to be able to do that, I couldn’t. And I knew it was a mistake to push myself hard while I had a slipped disc so there must be another solution?
What is the solution to reducing backpain and do more activities?
Answer : STAND UP MORE
Actually, in the beginning of the video, he said something that works as a solution : standing. Standing puts less pressure on the spine. That is the beginning of the solution. The first step and the easiest and simplest step to do.
One of the first changes I did was change my position when I use a computer. My coach was insistent on this and surprisingly it work! I was amazed at how much it work to reduce back pain especially at my L5/S1 lumbar position where I had my disc herniation injury.
She gave me a little book called 10 Tips for Healthy Ergonomics by Paul Chek. Once I made the changes according to this booklet, I grew stronger and stronger every day and the pain decrease day by day.
So I hope you enjoy the little video and do leave comments about what you want to see in future! It’s fun making these little videos of my daily lives and since I got a tripod, it is a lot more fun doing it.