How to Avoid Back Pain?
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How can you stay away from back pain? In our society, back pain and back injuries are very common. Half of these people will have back problems more than once. Back problems can make it hard to go fishing, play golf, or play with your kids and grandchildren.
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In the worst cases, a back problem can make getting dressed even harder. Your back is used for almost everything you need to do, and back problems are rarely caused by a single action or an accident.
Tips on How to Avoid Back Pain?
Now, in this article, we’ll talk about how to stay away from back pain. Here are eight ways to avoid back pain.
1. Sleeping Pose
Some people are told to sleep on their side with their knees pulled up to their chest. Put a pillow under each knee and another under the small of your back. If you sleep on your stomach, it can be hard on your back. If you don’t put a pillow under your hips, you won’t be able to sleep. You should definitely sleep on your back. If you need more support, put a pillow or rolled-up towel under your knees. Try putting a pillow between your legs when you sleep on your side to keep your hips and back in the right place.
2. Pay Attention to your Posture
A chair with a straight back or a low back is the best way to avoid back pain. When you’re sitting, keep your knees a little higher than your hips. If you need to, put your feet up on a stool. Keep your head up and your stomach in if you need to get ready for a long time. If you can, put one foot up on a stool and switch feet every five to fifteen minutes.
3. Choose the Right Bag Otherwise Briefcase
Get a bag or, if you don’t want to carry a suitcase, a bag with a wide, flexible strap that is long enough to reach above your head. For this, all you need is a messenger bag, like the one bike messengers use. Putting the strap on the opposite shoulder of the bag spreads the weight more evenly and keeps your back from hurting as much. If you’re carrying a heavy bag without straps, switch hands often so you don’t put all the weight on one side of your body. Every so often, get rid of things you don’t need from your bags, cases, backpacks, and other carriers.
4. Watch your Weight
Back pain can be made worse by extra weight, especially around the middle. This is because it changes your center of gravity and puts stress on your lower back. Keeping your weight within 10 pounds of what it should be may help ease back pain.
5. Get Extra Exercise
Your back hurts, and you might think that the best way to feel better is to do less exercise and rest. One or two days of rest might help, but more might not make the pain go away. Now, experts know that regular exercise can help reduce inflammation and ease muscle tension.
6. Quit Smoking
Smoking makes you more likely to get osteoporosis, which can weaken your spine and cause back pain. This habit also slows the flow of blood throughout the body, which means that spinal tissue gets less oxygen and can’t heal as well.
7. Be Careful When Lifting
Don’t bend at the waist to lift things that are heavy. As you stand up, twist your knees even more into a squat, pull your stomach muscles in, and keep the object close to your body. Don’t tense your muscles as you lift. If you can, push heavy things instead of pulling them. It’s easier on the back to push.
8. Avoid Stress
Stress and tight muscles go together, just like back pain and stress. If your upper back and shoulders are tight, you are more likely to hurt your back. In this section, we’ll tell you how to tell when you’re under a lot of stress and need to watch out for your back. We will also give you some tips on how to deal with your stress, like how to use visualization.
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