No matter the cause of lower back pain, a common thread is how excruciating and debilitating it can be. Our Oakville Chiropractor sees all types of low back pain. Whether the pain was caused by a sport, shoveling, playing with your kids or a slip-and-fall, the early stages can be terribly painful. Our Oakville chiropractors are here to help!
When back pain is at it’s worst, movement feels like it is out of the question. But what happens when laying down and resting is painful too? Our Chiropractor suggests you try this lower back rescue position to help calm lower back pain and the inevitable muscle spasm that accompanies it.
The low back rescue position and regular icing can help to provide some relief from the agony of lower back pain. This position helps to keep your spine in neutral and takes tension off any nerves that may be affected by the injury. If you’re having trouble finding a comfortable position, this rescue position may be what you’ve been looking for!
Chiropractor Rescue Position for Low Back Pain
Find a hard surface and lie down on your back. Place your feet on a couch or a chair preferably creating an approximately 90 degree angle at the knees. Once in that position, you can place an ice pack under your back and keep it there for about 15 to 20 minutes before removing. (Be sure to wrap the ice pack before placing to avoid chances of frostbite.) After removing the ice pack walk around for 10 to 15 minutes before doing the rescue position again. This will help relax the muscle causing the back pain. If needed consult a medical doctor if pain stays or worsens.
STEPS for Rescue Position for Low Back Pain
• Lie down on your back on a hard surface (floor).
• Place your feet on a couch or a chair creating a 90 degree angle at the back of the knees
• Place a wrapped ice pack underneath your back
• Stay in the position for 15 – 20 minutes (Be safe and avoid frostbite)
• Walk around for 10 – 15 minutes
• Repeat the process.