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October 14th, 2010, 05:58 AM
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Strange but true, sitting is one of the most stressful things on your back. Go figure! Alternatging positions helps - make sure you are not sitting OR standing for too long. For me, it's about 15 minutes max til I need to switch it up. If you are standing cooking or doing dishes or whatever, it can help to put one foot up on a low stool. Good posture helps, if you can do it - I usually sit cockeyed though because it feels better. If the pain is in your low back, try tailbone tucks: bend your knees slightly with your legs shoulder width apart. Think of your hips like a hinge, and "swing/tuck" the hinge forward. Like a butt tuck! When you do this, it takes pressure off your lower back. I do it throughout the day when I remember, for a couple minutes. The icy hot/BenGay rubs help me more than tylenol & are safe in pregnancy, or you can try either heat or ice, or alternate the two. I feel your pain and hope it lets up soon for you!
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