Back Pain Prevention: Orthopedic Frisco

by Administrator 17. September 2015 12:03

The back comprises of several muscles, nerves, tissues, ligaments, bones and joints. Back pain can be caused due to an injury to any structures in the spine. It can range from mild to severe and lead to symptoms such as limited range of motion, low flexibility, inability to stand straight, muscle spams and soreness.

Here are some tips to prevent back pain:

  • Strenuous physical work: If suffering from medical conditions such as Arthritis or Osteoporosis that tend to weaken the back, one must avoid indulging in strenuous physical work. Else, ensure that you use the proper stance and equipment to avoid any injury.
  • Injury: You must wear comfortable footwear with proper support and avoid high heels to prevent tripping or putting pressure on the spine. Besides, make sure you walk slowly, use handrails and install anti-skid mats in the bathroom to avoid tripping. While playing a game you must wear the proper safety gear and work out under the supervision of a professional.
  • Sedentary lifestyle: It is essential to exercise regularly to maintain good spine and back strength. Avoid sitting for longer hours and if doing a desk job you must use an ergonomic chair to support the back.
  • Obesity: It is essential to maintain an ideal body weight. Being obese puts pressure on the spine and can lead to back pain.
  • Lifting heavy objects: It is advisable to avoid lifting heavy objects or use the correct technique to do so. You must bend the knees while lifting to avoid spraining or pulling a muscle in the back. Your feet should be as apart as your shoulders and you should lift with the elbows bent.
  • Posture: It is essential to maintain a good posture to improve spine strength and prevent back pain. You should stand straight, avoid slouching in the chair or sitting with your legs crossed. You must sleep on a firm mattress to maintain the correct posture while sleeping.
  • Exercise: You should stay physically fit and do regular exercises to keep your back strong. Regular stretching exercises can also assist in maintaining the correct posture.

For more information on preventing back pain, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco. To schedule an appointment with the spine surgeons, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502.

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