Sunday, June 5, 2011

Top 10 Reasons for Preventing Lower Back Pain

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

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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


Dr.DevineSeattleChiropractor said...

Chiropractic saves patients money by reducing their need for pain medication. Many drugs merely mask pain without addressing its underlying cause. Chiropractic goes to the root of the problem, helping patients live pain-free without the use of medication.

Tom said...

One of the issues that Chiropractors wanted people to know is that chiropractic care is not only for adults but for children as well.

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KrishaLiva said...

Keeping your back healthy is the best way to prevent back pain. The way we sit may also cause back pain, that's why we should also be aware about it. Anyway, thanks for sharing those info.
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