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back pain

Back pain and how to help minimize it

As you age, your body is prone to develop some form of chronic pain in some part of your body. The most common location for you to develop a disorder of chronic pain is in your spine. The disorders themselves are not the problem, the problem is when these disorders put pressure onto nearby nerves or your spinal cord, which can cause pain, numbness, or even paralysis. Are you experiencing pain in your back? If so, we recommend that you get in touch with your physician and have them further inspect your pain.

How to help prevent back injuries

Start an exercise routine that works your core . Strong core muscles provide support for the lower back and this helps to avoid injury. Low-impact cardio exercises, such as walking, increases blood flow to the spine, which supplies healing nutrients and hydration to the muscles, and tendons in your lower back. If an exercise routine is almost  impossible to adhere to, make the effortl  to slowly get yourself moving. Just climbing up and down your stairs  a few times repeatedly, walking with a friend, or sitting on an exercise ball for a few minutes. 

Lower Back Pain Relief

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons to miss work and leisure activities that are important to us. It is a painful and frustrating experience to suffer from unresolved back pain. The back is a complex structure, made of muscles, bones, joints and ligaments. Although it withstands extreme stress, it can be injured accidently from a heavy impact, but  even a simple action such as turning over in bed can twist the spine just enough to cause a back injury. Other causes of back pain can include poor posture, arthritis, obesity and stress. 

Ergonomics and joint health

Compute smarter. Avoid neck pain by placing document holders and computer monitors and positioned at eye-level, along with hands-free telephone headsets, can reduce neck strain. -Compute comfortably. Your upper body should be spaced 20 to 26 inches from your computer monitor, the top of which should be at an even line with the top of your head when your head is in neutral position. Your arms should hang comfortably at your sides, elbows at a right angle, with your wrists relaxed while typing.