This post can also be called “How to get rid of tightness in the back of your legs i.e. the hamstrings.” Because, when you’ve just had a disc herniation or lower back injuries, the back of your thighs are going to be so tight that you’re probably going to be limping a fair bit. So how do you fix that? One solution is doing a hamstring stretch and as you do it more and more, you’ll find that your hamstrings become looser and looser. So here’s how you can do it properly while standing upright.
Update : Included in the 3rd video on how to do a hamstring stretch!
Is it possible? It is true? Can a person heal lower back pain without medication? It sounds so mind-boggling that it’s impossible to be true. I mean, who am I to say that it’s possible?
Believe it or not, I found out it was possible even though I didn’t set out to deliberately find out how easy it was to reduce lower back pain WITHOUT MEDICATION. How did I do it? You have to read the entire article before trying it out. And I do mean, READ EVERYTHING!
This is a post dedicated to my late Auntie Patricia who passed away from cancer last Friday morning. She was a devoted mother, a caring spouse to my Uncle and wonderful friend to family and others. If there’s one thing that she taught me, it was always to have a cheerful outlook towards life. What were those lessons? Click on to read more!
Water, the essence of life. Humans can go without food for 3 days but we can’t go for a long time without water. One of the first rules that I had to learn to heal my disc herniation was that I had to drink water. Along the way, I found out that drinking more water also helped to lose weight? Again, the two birds in one stone comes into play.
However, I had a shocker when I found out that 8 glasses of water daily is not sufficient for everyone.
Do you want to know WHY DRINKING 8 GLASSES OF WATER DAILY MAY NOT BE ENOUGH? Then read on.
I first saw this video on my cousins’ Facebook page and it truly is an inspiring story. It reminded me of myself when I was told that I will not recover from this back pain. So, check out the blogpost below for this amazing video of a beautiful transformation for a man who had no more hope in healing his body (back, knees, etc.) and how he lose weight at the same time.
Who else is stuck at decideing which issue to fix first?
BACK PAIN or WEIGHT ISSUES?
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You’ve just hurt your lower back and you are not sure what to do. Walking is tough. Sitting for long periods of time is impossible. Every movement gives you a little zing in your spine. Well, here are some ways that you can follow to ease the pain. Trust me, they work.
Suck in your belly button. Suck it in when you exercise. Suck it in, suck it in, SUCK IT IN!
I used to wonder why fitness instructors in real life or in videos, used to always say this with constant reminders. After I had a slipped disc injury and start rehab, it was then I was told why. When you suck in your belly button, you actually activate muscles (including the multifidus) to protect your lower back when doing any activity. I can tell you that whenever I accidentally fall, trip or slip, the first thing I do is tighten my belly button. It now becomes automatic
To find out more about how to suck in your belly button, check out the video below.
This is a great link showing interesting articles about dealing with Back Pain. It’s called “Back Pain Relief Daily” and there are daily articles from various websites out there. It’s managed by Dr. Richard Kjaer who is a chiropractor in Victoria, Canada. I got a mentioned in his tweet for my blog post titled “The Truth about Back Pain caused by Thoughts.”
Now if I had a chiropractor that looked as hot as Dr. Richard Kjaer, I definitely wouldn’t mind going regularly for my back fix! Anyway, check out the “Back Pain Relief Daily” for interesting articles on back pain.
Do you have a question regarding backpain or how to live with backpain? If so, feel free to leave a comment or drop a note in the Contact Form. I’ll pick a question every week to answer.
Why am I doing this? Because I’m sharing my experiences as a person who has been living with a slipped disc for nearly 10 years and it was only in the last 3 years, did I managed to find a solution to live comfortably with this back injury. Living with an injured spine just means having to be more careful and to be more in-tune with one’s body.
Also, your question will help me to come up with ideas of what to write about back pain and daily living. It was a pain for me to find a solution and I’m sure, it is equally hard for you as well. Bear in mind that what I share is my own experience and is to be used for informational purposes. I would still advise that you seek professional help because to fix the spine is not easy and can be a lengthy process.
So if you have any questions, feel free to contact me or drop a comment below!