If you suffer from lower back pain, then you know just how hard some of the things so many take for granted can be. Even washing dishes and vacuuming can be too much to ask of you when your back is hurting. The bathroom resents even more difficulties that you must face on a daily basis. Luckily, there are some changes you can make to your bathroom to help it become a more comfortable space for you.
Replace your bathtub with a whirlpool bathtub with a seat
Getting in and out of the bathtub can be difficult and painful when your lower back hurts. Not only do you need to lower yourself down to floor level in the tub, but then you have to figure a way to stand up from that position without causing yourself too much pain. A tub that has an elevated seat in it will be a big help in this area.
When that tub is also a whirlpool bathtub, this offers you even more great features to help your aching back. A whirlpool tub has jets in it that adds motion to the water, which gives you the feeling of a massage. This will help relieve some of the pain you are already experiencing. You can even go with a tub that has a jet in the seat. This allows you to sit directly in front of the jet where it will put a soothing pulse of water right on your aching area.
Install a handheld showerhead
Whether you decide to go with a whirlpool bathtub with a seat or not you should also have a handheld showerhead put in your bathtub. This will allow you to wash your entire body without moving around too much, which can aggravate your back.
Install a taller toilet
Sitting down on a toilet of regular height can cause pulling on your lower back. You can replace your current toilet with a taller one that's easier for you to sit on and stand from.
Making these changes in your bathroom will help you to use your bathroom with much less pain and irritation. Plus, making the changes to your bathtub will give you a relaxing place to go to for some relief. You'll go from dreading bath-time to looking forward to it all day, knowing it will make your back feel much better. For more information or with help installing these features, contact a plumber like G K Mechanical (1997) Ltd.