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27Aug/09Off

5 advices dealing with backache for women

Back pain and sore or backache annoys more women than men. Men usually only have to change their sitting pose or have enough warm-up before doing exercise and these should avoid the problem. However, back pain of women involves their menstruation , shoes and even the design of their kitchen, if they're housewives.

The best way to deal with back pain or back sore is of course go see a doctor. But for those busy working moms or housewives who don't have time for a doctor appointment, there are still certain things they can do for a relief. If you are one of them, you can take some advice if you're in pain:

1. Sleep sideways, with a little curve. Adjust the hardness of the mattress so that it fits the curve of your body and help your back to keep straight. My wife had the same problem 10 years ago and went to see chiropractor so many times and still painful for about 2 years. I just bought her a new mattress (I was still her boyfriend back then) and that fixed her back in one week. If you're used to sleep with face-up, put a pillow under the knees to lift up the legs a little.

2. Take a bath with warm water for no longer than 15 minutes. Use some spa oils or something similar to help relieve that back pain or back sore.

3. Check the shoes, put those pointy and high heel shoes (higher than 2 inches) back into storage. Wear round or square head,  flat heel shoes, or multifunction tennis shoes would help. I know, they may not look as good as your favorite ones, but the pain is yours. It's all up to you.

4. For housewives who can stand in the kitchen for many hours, check the height of the kitchen top, or you may try the ones you can find in the shops like Home Depot or Lowes.  Make sure you understand how the kitchen top affect your working pose in the kitchen. Replace a set if necessary. I know it's a lot of work, but if you stand there all day crooking up or the other way around, it's going to hurt more in the long run.

5. Increase the intake of calcium from the food. Tofu, milk and cheese are good sources. It helps the bone, and definitely the back bone. I'm pretty sure most housewives told their kids about it. But it's a reminder for the housewives themselves.

These can help only the back pain symptoms. After all, checking with a doctor will still be necessary. A chiropractor can help too. As for Healthy Check ways, acupuncture, acupressure, moxabustion and Qi Gong can help too.