Relieving Back Pain From Standing At The Sink
A common complaint from hard working mom’s just like yourself is backache while standing at the kitchen sink while washing dishes or preparing food.
The reason for this is when you are standing and bent forwards, even at the slightest angle, this puts a lot of strain on your lower spine.
This type of posture for prolonged periods will irritate the spinal joints and the spinal nerve roots in your lower spine causing that backache.
If this sounds like you, here are 2 simple things you can try that may help.
First of all, try opening the cupboard door under the sink and make some space to put one foot up on the lower shelf.
This will allow you to move in closer to the sink and thus stand in a more upright neutral posture.
The more upright and neutral your posture is, the less stress there will be on your posture system as a whole. And remember to switch back and forth the every now and then; switching between your right leg and left leg.
If your kitchen isn’t designed this way, try using a small step stool 8 to 10 inches high.
Secondly, to give yourself a break simply sit on a bar stool.
Either one of these techniques will take a load of stress and strain off your lower spine and can be a real back saver for you.
After all, you have tons of other things to do, right?
Let me know how this works for you. I always welcome your feedback.
Feel free to leave a comment or question if you have one.