Having your back against the wall.

Having your back against the wall.

Good and Bad Exercises for Low Back Pain – WebMD

One of issues that people with ME/FM face is lower back pain. At any get-together, you look around the room and you see people leaning against the wall or using the back of chairs as support to ease pressure off their back and help with the lack of energy.

I used to think it was standing up is tiring which of course is true in our case but it is exaggerated by the pressure on our lower back. In my own case, even doing small tasks inevitably leads to pressure on my lower back and I am forced to sit down.

I decided to investigate if there was anything I could do to help myself. At one point, I tried physiotherapy but I don’t have enough energy to do all that is required. In my searches, I came across the information about good and bad exercises and of all the exercises shown, the one that was the least invasive for me was No. 7. It is standing with your back against the wall and slowly sliding down part way. I have done this about 3 times a day and I found it helps me.

The other link is to check for drug interactions that I check when I get a new medication. Your pharmacist can also help you with that but this is another alternative.

Please remember that this does not take the place of getting medical advice.



Drug Interaction Checker



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