Thursday, October 1, 2015

5 Easy Ways to Care for Your Coccyx

Hydrate for better health
Out of all the sections of one's back, it can be broken down into a few sections. Upper, mid, lower/coccyx, etc. Generalized areas that help describe pain, what's causing it, and how you can make it better. And one of the most important, and often described sections, falls under the coccyx, or lower back. The portion of the spine that meets the rear. When not properly cared for, it can be achy and acting up. But when coddled, and planned toward more effectively, the coccyx can serve as a healthy, pain-free section of the body. Which, in turn, encourages other areas to also be pain free. 

When taking care of the coccyx:

5. Sit Up Straight

As simple as that might sound, few actually do it. Sitting up straight keeps your back aligned, and therefore, weighted in all the right areas. In contrast, slouching can displace muscles and put strain on areas that aren't developed to perform certain tasks. 

4. Stretch

In the same light, developing muscles within the back with add strength. Meaning there is less strain when weight is offset, and the entire area will be better prepared for unusual movement.

3. Lift With Your Legs

Legs are meant to go upward – backs with heavy objects, not so much. Use your body the way it was meant to be used to prevent injuries and to discourage aches or pains.

2. Hydrate

Muscles without water are more likely to cramp, which can lead to further injuries. Rather than risk it, ensure you're drinking plenty of fluids. 

1. Get a Seat Cushion

If you sit for a good portion of the day, it's a good idea to invest in a supportive seat cushion. One that will line up the back, while also removing pressure from the coccyx. It's a step that's affordable, yet extremely effective, as well as a go-to source for those who suffer from lower back pains of all kinds.