How do clean my self after going to the bathroom?
By Dr. Masoud Shamaeizadeh
If you have pain when you bend to the sides, especially low back pain caused by a bulged disc, one the best ways to clean yourself after using the bathroom is to use a shower head if your bathroom has shower close to the toilet or install a bidet toilet attachment.
What is the best way to get up from the bed?
The best way to get out of bed while having back pain is to turn to the side that is less painful. Put the foot that is closest to the bed closer to the floor first. Using the elbow that is on the bed, push slowly to a sitting position on the bed.
Use a cane or a sturdy piece of furniture close by to aid in lifting up.
It is best to get help from others to avoid having to bend down, but if it is absolutely imperative that you do so, first get creative! You might use a grabber (see picture below) or a long stick.
If you have absolutely nothing, use your knees to bend instead of your back.
How to bend to grab something from the floor?