Back Pain Prevention Tips
Back Pain – even the mention of it starts to send prickles of discomfort up the spine. Back Pain is one of the most uncomfortable, inconvenient, and downright painful types of injuries that can befall a person. If you don’t have back pain yet and want to keep it that way? Trying these techniques that we here at Doctors Pain Relief Systems suggest will help prevent back pain long before it begins from future injury and discomfort.
When you slouch while your on the computer, telephone or even when texting, you don’t realize the damage your doing to your back and the pain you could be causing. Be sure to work at an ergonomically correct workstation, both at the office and at home, and break up long periods in front of the computer with stretching exercises. If you practice good posture, you will maintain the natural curves of your back and help keep it strong. To practice imagine a line coming down through your body from the ceiling. Your ears, shoulders, hips, and knees should all stack up along that line, with your head stacked directly atop your neck, not jutting forward.
A 2010 review of 40 studies found that smokers have more low back pain than nonsmokers, because smoking reduces blood flow to the spine.
If you wear heels or even flats that have little cushioning, every time your foot strikes concrete, you’ll jar the bones and muscles in your lower back and that can cause lower back pain.
Sit Pretty with Pretty Posture
You should have an office chair that provides good support so that your back is curved like an S, not a C! And about every half hour be sure to get up and walk around for a few seconds to take some of the stress off your back.
You know to always hoist heavy objects using your legs, not your back. But what about a very light object?
The Best way to lift a very light object is to lean over it, slightly bend one knee, and extend the other leg behind you.
Downsize your pillows
Sleeping with two or three pillows under your neck can strain your muscles. Downsize to one nice soft pillow!
Choosing a great exercise plan for strengthening the muscles around your spine is probably the most important and helpful tip we can give you to prevent injury. By building these muscles over time, your back will be able to handle stress with more durability and will greatly decrease your chance for injury. In fact, although it sounds less than pleasant, it is also good to continue to try to do some light exercise and stretching when you are in pain, depending on the source of pain. We always recommend Doctors Pain Relief Systems, it’s designed to help strengthen the muscles around your spine and we’ve taken the 3 most common postural imbalances and created individual plans for each imbalance. So whatever your specific postural imbalance is… you’ll now have an exact Blueprint to follow that’ll help eliminate your back pain, not just temporarily… but possibly forever!
Drink Plenty Of Water
Since our bodies are roughly 70% water, keeping ourselves hydrated means that we are more fluid, rather than rigid. Hydration also increases the height of the disks in our backs so that they are better prepared for shock absorption. Be sure to drink plenty of water!