Back pain is one of the most common ailments afflicting millions. Everyone suffers from back pain at some point in life. It generally resolves with rest, but when it becomes chronic, then it can make life very difficult. So, prevention of back pain is the key and there are a few things you can do to prevent it.
But first let us see why you get back pain.
Wrong posture while standing, sitting, walking etc. is one main cause. Wrong method of lifting heavy weights is another common cause. When you twist, turn, slouch etc. your spine is bent in an unnatural shape. This stresses the backbone and puts enormous pressure on it. Unnatural angles, pressures and forces compromise your backbone.
As the backbone bends the disc between them is squeezed or pushed outside. The natural spacing between bones is narrowed and as a result, nerves that originate from the spine and branch out from these spaces may get pinched or squeezed. Squeezed disc or nerve can cause back pain.
How can you prevent back pain?
The best way to prevent back pain is to protect your backbone and spine from unnatural forces. While posture plays an important role in your back health, there are also other things you can do to prevent back pain.
Tips to keep your back healthy
- Maintain proper posture
- Squat, lift and stand when lifting heavy objects
- Don’t carry a fat wallet in your back pocket and sit on it
- When carrying heavy bags without straps, switch hands
- Limit wearing high heels
- Sleep on your side
- Always push objects instead of pulling them
- If you sleep on your back, place pillow under your knees and under your lower back
If you avoid putting too much strain on your back and protect it from excess pressure, you can prevent back problems and pain.
If you have back pain, you should rest it. Avoid travel and strenuous work. Consult our orthopaedic specialist if your pain does not improve with care. At MMRV, we are fully equipped to provide comprehensive treatment for all types of back problems.
If you have a back problem, consult our specialist today.