All this good info and links below are from the ‘Modern Health Monk’ by Alexander Heyne. Many of you might know that I’ve been to see a physio, chiropractor and have orthotics in my shoes / trainers to help with a long term right lower back niggle that used to be very debilitating – now some days I forget about it all together.

I think I developed my back problem about 3 or 4 months after having our second son. I’m 6ft 2in and putting the boys in and out of car seats, changing nappies on the floors and worst of all waking up in the middle of the night in winter having to reach over and down into the deep cotbed really got it and I used to do everything on my stronger right side which is a big no no as you need to try to even out both sides.

Like with anything the more you work at something the better it gets and now my oldest son Max is nearly self sufficient which might be one reason why my back has gotten better but I also followed much of the advice in the below links which really helped and some good simple ones you can use for sitting, sleeping, lifting etc:

He has lots of other links on those pages which can take you to the areas that you need.