For years now I have suffered from back pain. In fact, I have had a knot between my right shoulder blade and my spine that does not seem to go away no matter what I try. I used to see a chiropractor 1 – 2 times per week which helped a lot but I couldn’t …
Taking a long drive? Pretend someone poured a cold drink down your back—notice how your shoulders pull back and your spine curves? That’s the position your back should be in when you’re rolling down the highway.
Even if you’re hunched over in agony, taking to your bed will only make a bad back worse. The latest research shows that bed rest weakens back muscles and prolongs the suffering. The best solution is to get up, take a pain reliever, and get on with your day.
To soothe a sore back cut a slit into an old tennis ball, squeeze it open, fill it with water, and toss it in a freezer. Next time your back is sore, lie on your back, slip the frozen ball under your lower back, and roll around on it for soothing cold and pressure.