Binge watching movies from a fixed position on your bed all day, every day seems like it may very well be the only option to help you power through the coronavirus pandemic while staying at home… but did you know that doing this for too long can potentially lead to body stiffness and increased lower back pain?
According to medical experts about 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some point during their lifetimes due to common causes including:
And now more than ever with this lockdown, people need to get creative to try to prevent and/or alleviate back pain at home.
At-home lower back pain therapies
To avoid overeating or over-snacking, try to plan ahead with healthy meals, set a schedule of when you are going to eat each day and limit giving in to cravings (though it’s okay to give in every now and then!)
When should I seek help for my lower back pain during the lockdown?
If your lower back pain becomes so ‘all-consuming’ that you cannot function, medical experts have advised calling your doctor. Additionally, seeking immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms along with your back pain: