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Preventing Back Pain and Discomfort

Back Pain, Back Pain Treatments Dec 11, 2015 No Comments

Preventing Back Pain and Discomfort | Comprehensive Pain Management Center

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons reports that 75 to 85 percent of Americans will experience back pain in their lives, especially in the lower back or lumbar region. While this pain can get debilitating for workers and athletes, there are a number of things you can for preventing back pain and discomfort.

Eat A Healthy Diet

A well-balanced diet can help you in preventing back pain because it reduces inflammation in back muscles and bones. Eat more alkaline foods such as spinach, broccoli, carrots, celery, cantaloupes, berries and almonds. Alkaline foods provide more nutrients and oxygen to your body cells, which can better help you prevent back pain.

Maintain Proper Posture

If you always walk around slump-shouldered or sit in awkward positions a work, you’re given an open invitation to back pain. Hold your shoulders back when you walk and sit up straight at your work cubicle. Invest in an ergonomic chair or equipment.

Avoid Heavy Lifting

Don’t play Superman and try to lift heavy objects, even if you’re young and strong. Get assistance when carrying heavy objects or make multiple trips. When lifting objects off the floor, bend your knees and lift with your legs. Use a lifting belt if you must lift heavier objects at work.

Lose Weight

Extra weight puts more stress on your legs and back, which can cause back pain. Check the recommended weight charts and BMIs for your gender and height. And diet down to a weight more suitable for your frame. Join a weight loss center for assistance or contact your doctor for recommendations.

Exercise On Regular Basis

Perform stretching and resistance exercises for your back several times per week. One stretching exercise is to lie on the floor and pull one leg toward your chest with the other one extended. Alternate legs and repeat ten times. You can also pull both legs to your chest. Strengthen your back by pressing your lower back to the floor with your knees bent. Also, lift your buttocks off the floor while in the same position.

If you make a conscious effort to follow these tips, you can successfully start preventing back pain and discomfort that befalls others who don’t.

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Doctor’s Tips for Back Pain

Back Pain, Back Pain Treatments Dec 04, 2015 No Comments

Doctor’s Tips for Back Pain | Comprehensive Pain Management Center

There are millions of people who suffer from back pain. It is so easy to strain the back or get a back injury. For those who suffer from pain, finding relief is essential. Fortunately, the pain can be relieved and even possibly stopped by following a few back pain tips from doctors. These doctor’s tips for back pain are things that are very well known in the medical field and agreed upon by most doctors to really help those suffering from back pain.

Lose Weight

Being overweight puts a lot of strain on the body, especially the back. Extra weight in the stomach area causes a pull on the back, making it go out of alignment and stressing all the muscles in the stomach and back area. By losing some weight and reducing the extra weight being carried in the stomach, natural relief occurs and can greatly reduce any pain felt in the back.

Stop Smoking

It is fairly well-known that smoking causes many health issues., but you may not be aware that it can affect your back. If you have suffered an injury or had surgery on your back, smoking will slow down your body’s ability to heal. Additionally, if you have some type of issue that is progressive, smoking can actually spread up its progression. It is a good idea to quit smoking no matter what, but if you suffer from back issues, stopping smoking could help you to feel much better.

Stay Active

When you are suffering from pain, it may be natural to want to move as little as possible. In some cases, rest is a good thing, but for chronic back pain, being active can actually be much better. For example, stretching the hamstrings daily can go a long ways towards helping relieve back pain. Additionally, aerobic activity helps to improve your cardiovascular health, which in turn gets blood flowing better to injured areas and will help you heal. If your doctor approves, you should be stretching daily and getting some aerobic activity at least three times a week.

Following these three tips for back pain from doctors can go a long way towards helping to reduce or relieve your back pain. Losing weight, stopping smoking and staying active are all things you can do for yourself that will improve your health and help fight back pain.

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