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"Over the hill and through the woods to grandmother's house we go..." The problem is that grandma has beds that were made in the 1960's: lumpy, bumpy, and hard as a rock. A bad bed can put such a damper on holiday festivities. Waking up in pain throughout the night, flare-ups of painful conditions, and the lack of sleep can turn anyone into a cranky scrooge. Instead of avoiding the family fun just because of a bad bed, try these three alternative ways to rest in peace.
Bring your own bed : Bringing a bed to grandma's house is not a matter of strapping your own bed to the car like a scene from a Chevy Chase movie. The travel friendly airbeds can be very comfortable (compared to a bad bed) and pack in a backpack easily. The air feature allows you to adjust for firmness, to a certain extent. An airbed can even be placed on a regular mattress if you have trouble getting on the floor. Just remember that air beds feel cold if you do not insulate yourself from the cold air in the bed with a ...
Traveling with a sore back is challenging. Between the heavy luggage and the strange beds, a person can develop more pain than the trip is worth. Since living with low back problems for many years, I have discovered the hardships of travel. Not wanting to give up the benefits of visiting beautiful places, I look for back-friendly environments and activities that help me avoid debilitating pain that can spoil a trip. Traveling allows me to do the things I enjoy. And, I am always in less pain when I am doing something I enjoy. I want to share with you the benefits of travel and help you avoid the sore-back pitfalls. You too can experience the pain melting away when you are doing something fun or taking in a breath-taking vista. But first, a successful trip requires a back-friendly destination and back-friendly fun. Without planning for your body's needs, the trip can become a bummer when you end-up spending most of the time in bed looking out the window. No fun! With a few travel ...
Many would argue that back pain is inevitable and for some it becomes a sudden reality. Bending over to pick up a piece of paper, moving furniture, or reaching for something in the car's back seat; one of these scenarios may sound familiar to you. At home or at work, you need to know what to do when a sudden attack of back pain occurs. Fortunately, most back pain will get better naturally. But in order to improve your chances of recovery and to save yourself a trip to your doctor's office, you need to learn some first aid for back pain.
Those of you familiar with life-saving first aid remember the ABC's (Airway, Breathing, and Circulation). Let's apply the ABC's to your back; "A" for arrest the offending activity, "B" for balance the pressure, "C" for control the inflammation. With the ABC's for sudden back pain, you can quickly recover from a sudden back pain attack.
Let's go back to the scenarios: bending, lifting, and twisting (the BLT's). All of these activiti...
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