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papou_fruit
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for about a month now, ive had lower back pain. specifically at the end of my tailbone. its not searing horrible pain that I feel all the time, just when i sit or bend in certain positions. more of that just achey feeling. I'm guessing it might be because ive had an art class where im hunched over on a stool doing some artwork for over an hour, and also bad posture in the computer chair.
what methods might soothe it away?

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kitka
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I'm dealing with the same thing myself right now, after straining my back at yoga.
If you've had poor posture for a long time, that could put extra pressure on your lower back and cause pain.

Make sure to sit up straight and maybe get a lumbar support cushion for your chair. Try gentle stretches like touching your toes, hamstring streches with a towel, lying on your back with your knees pulled to your chest.
Using a heating pad or hot water bottle helps too.

If that doesn't help after a couple of weeks, you should probably see a doctor & maybe have some physical therapy. I hope you feel better soon.

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