Bremervörde (dpa / tmn) - After a lumbago, a step position can relieve acute pain. To do this, lie down on a soft surface and place your lower legs on a chair at an angle of 90 degrees. The tense muscles are relaxed, explains the campaign for healthy backs.

In lumbago, it pulls and stabs the lower back. Unfamiliar movements or a forced posture are possible triggers. The symptoms can last a few days. The experts advise you to continue with your usual everyday activities. One should be on the move. Heat patches can help relax cramped muscles.

Acute low back pain, which is called lumbar pain in technical terms, is usually not dangerous. Nevertheless, if you have severe, recurring symptoms or if you are unsure, you should go to the doctor and have them clarified.

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