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  • Back Pain Dos & Don’ts

  • If low back pain persists for more than two days, call your chiropractor or primary care physician. In the meantime, however, there are things you can do to relieve the pain.

    Every 2 hours, apply ice for 15-20 minutes.
    Don't use heat.
    Lie on your back with knees and hips bent at a 90 degree angle.
    Use a pillow or rolled up towel behind your lower back when sitting.
    Avoid twisting, bending or lifting.
    Don't stay in bed for more than 2 days.

    To prevent back pain:

    Wear low-heeled, comfortable shoes.
    Make sure your desk or workspace is at a comfortable height.
    Use a chair with good lower back support and use a footstool.
    Use a rolled up towel or pillow behind your lower back if you must drive a long distance.
    Try sleeping on your back with a pillow under your knees or on your side with your knees bent and a pillow between your knees.