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“Mommy, green means go, red means stop, yellow means slow down and black and white means the race is over!”
While still in preschool, my older daughter told me this while driving in the car with me.
But how did she know what all the different colors meant, including the black and white?
See my brother and their uncle is a huge race cars fan. Therefore, he would often watch race days with us.
But I am not as versed in racing as he is. Still he has tried to impart what he does know when we do watch the race with him.
So like I said, both my girls learned what the different colors of the flags meant at a very early age thanks in part to their uncle.
However I will admit that I have had my issues sitting for the whole length of a race with them. Why? Because I suffer from lower back pain or sciatica at times. How did this start for me? It occurred back in my youth and has only gotten worse over the years. I have thankfully though learned how to live with it. Also, I manage the pain when it does flare up for the most part for race days and more.
But since I deal with my fair share of lower back issues, I am sharing how I have been able to lessen my own lower back aches below now.
5 Tips to Help with Lower Back and Sciatica Pain
1. Make time for routine chiropractor visits.
I fought this at first. But it helps me to see a chiropractor to have normal adjustments in order to not have as much lower back pain as I once did.
2. Use Ice NOT Heat.
Many would think heat as in a heating pad would alleviate lower back aches, but ice is actually a much better option as heat will only make back issues worse in the long run, but ice helps to not only numb a bit, but lessen muscle inflammation.
3. Don’t sit still for too long and keep on moving.
Another thing that has totally helped is to not stay seated or stationary for too long. See movement and making sure to get up every so often to stretch and move helps not have the muscles contract and possibly even spasm. So, making sure to keep on moving really is a big help overall.
4. Workout and use lower back appropriate exercises.
Keeping up with movement, certain exercises that are modified for those with lower back issues also are a huge help to also keep the lower back muscles from not only constricting, but also to help strengthen them over the long run, as well.
5. Use Advil Film-Coated for Pain and Flareups.
But still sometimes pain and flareups are inevitable when you have predisposed lower back problems. During these times, I find that taking an over the counter medication that can be found at my local Walmart, such as Advil Film-Coated, which is a Rapid Release Formula, for this is a huge help and relief for me.
See, because Advil Film-Coated is indeed a Rapid Release Formula, it actually goes to work in minutes
All of the above truly have done wonders for my lower back problems and even have afforded me the opportunity so that I can better enjoy spending quality family time, such as watching race days on TV and even enjoying a fun race day themed snack, too. See, I like to make an easy, healthy, yet fun snack for us with Game Day Fruit Race Cars with Printable Race Color Flags.
Race Cars Fruit with Flags
- Seedless grapes
- Rounded toothpicks
- Wash and rinse your fruit.
- You will want to make sure to core the apple.
- Cut a small apple into quarters Each apple will make 8 individual apple snacks.
- Push two toothpicks through each flat end of each of the apple wedges.
- Then place four whole grapes through the toothpicks ends.
- Make race day flags with toothpicks and this free printable.