There are many things that we do every day that result in back pain. Here are a few activities that cause back pain.
- Driving – A long commute often results in back pain because we sit in the middle of the seat. Ensure you are sitting up against the back of the seat and can reach the steering wheel and pedals comfortably. If you cannot sit back comfortably, place a cushion behind your lower back or purchase a back support for your car seat.
- Sleeping – If you sleep on your stomach you may be causing additional pressure on your lower back. Try an alternative sleep position like on your back with a pillow underneath your knees. If you must sleep on your stomach, place a pillow under your lower stomach to reduce the pressure on your back.
- Brushing your teeth and shaving – When you bend over the sink, you place pressure on your lower back. If you do this for several minutes each morning, this places much stress on your lower back. Try standing upright and bending over briefly or try brushing your teeth and shaving whilst having a shower.