Tips For Preventing Back Pain
Walking upright on two feet has advantages, but it also puts intense pressure on the spine, as well as on other muscles and bones. Add to this improper sitting, lifting, or reaching – and the normal wear and tear of work or playing – and you have the perfect recipe for back pain. That’s why back pain is the second most common reason for visits to a doctor’s office, out numbered only by upper respiratory infections. In fact, some experts say, as many as 80% of us will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.
Back injuries are a part of everyday life. They can cause a sharp pain or a dull ache and can be accompanied by a tingling, numbness, or burning sensation. You may also feel weakness, pain, or tingling in your pelvis or leg, a condition known as sciatica. The spine is quite good at dealing with back injuries. Minor injuries usually heal within a day or two. Some pain, however, continues, is persistent or reoccurring.
Tips For Back Pain Prevention:
· Maintain a healthy diet and weight.
· Remain active within a range of comfort.
· Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest.
· Warm up and stretch before exercising or other physical activities,
such as gardening.
· Maintain proper posture.
· Wear comfortable, supportive low heeled shoes.
· Sleep on a mattress of sufficient firmness to minimize any curve in the
· Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your body, and do not twist when lifting.
· Quit smoking, smoking impairs blood flow, rsulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation to the discs.
If you experience back pain, consult your doctor of chiropractic. More than 30 million Americans sought chiropractic care last year alone. With a thorough knowledge of the spine and the human body, doctors of chiroractic make diagnoses and take steps to correct problems using spinal adjustments, dietary and lifestyle advice, exercise and othe tools. Spinal manipulation, the primary form of treatment by doctors of chiropractic, is a recommended option for back pain treatment, rated as such by state and worker’s compensation guidelines and other published research. Research has shown that spinal manipulation is safe and effective and gets workers back on the job faster than other treatments. A recent study has also pointed out that manual manipulation offers better short term relief of chronic back pain than medication.
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