Recently reading the June 2011 issue of the health magazine, "to your health" I came across some tips about preventing lower back pain, put out by the American Chiropractic Association. Lower back pain is a common condition suffered by many of my patients. Whether from a car accident, bad ergonomics at work, a fall or arthritis in the lumbar spine. My patients always want to know ways of keeping a healthy back.
- Maintain a healthy diet, keeping your weight at the optimal level.
- Warm up before exercising is recommended especially stretching. Even simple activities such as shoveling snow or gardening should be started first with stretches.
- Wear comfortable footwear such as low heeled shoes.
- Sleep on a comfortable mattress that does not sag. Medium firmness is important to minimize curvature in the spine
- Lifting with your knees and keeping the objects close to your body is a smart way to lift any object. Also avoid twisting motions while lifting.
- Don't have prolonged periods of inactivity or bed rest. Maintaining an active life through regular exercise is important.
- Avoid habits such as smoking. It impairs blood flow depriving spinal tissues of oxygen and important nutrients
- Maintain proper posture
- Make sure your computer workstation is ergonically correct. Work with your Dr of Chiropractor to maintain proper alignment, and use lumbar supports if necessary while sitting
Additional Reading Resources
- I get pain when its bad weather outside, does that make any sense?
- Heat Vs Cold for Lower Back Pain Relief
- What Kind of Back Brace Will Work for My Body?
- Lower Back Pain Relief
- Lose the Back Pain System
- Non Surgical Spinal Decompression in Connecticut
- Contact the Glastonbury Chiropractor
The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call our chiropractic office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression