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How can I reduce back pain from a slipped disc?

Here are some tips for easing back pain if you have a slipped disc:

  • Take off the pressure: Losing weight, if you need to. Reducing your waistline can reduce pain.
  • Walk tall—in flat shoes: Even Victoria Beckham abandoned her stilettoes when she had a slipped disc. Wearing high-heels all through her recent pregnancy may have contributed to her back problems.
  • Use heat and ice compresses: Reduce inflammation with ice and alternate with heat to relax tight muscles.
  • Ask your doc if there are specific exercises for you. Many, but not all, people with back problems feel better after appropriate exercise.

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