Back Pain and/or Injury


Take a pain reliever.

Put an ice pack on the painful area for 20 minutes every hour yourâre awake for the first day or so. Appy heat after that.

Take short, slow walks if you can.

Swim if you can.

Sleep with a pillow under or between your knees.

Get a relaxing massage.

See a doctor if your pain is severe or doesnât improve in four days.









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Submitted by Chris Hess who teaches PE at Willow Springs Elementary in Killeen, TX. These were adpated from Vitality Wellness magazine. Chris is the Mangaging Editor of PE Central's Wellness Tips of the Week. Thanks for contributing to PE Central!

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