Best Cars For Your Lower Back

June 20th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  The best cars for your lower back are those that have seats designed to be ergonomic, supporting the lumbar region strongly to prevent stiffness from either short or long hours of driving. It is advisable to try the seats first when buying a car, as poor lumbar support can either cause injury or help you avoid it, according to this article. What seems like a comfortable seat at first sight may turn into a catastrophe after sitting or driving for long hours. While driving, it is advisable to change and maintain comfortable postures every half an hour to avoid a stiff spine and hips.     Improving core stability and balance can occur while sitting in a car. Lisa Ann McCall – Physical Therapist from demonstrates sitting properly   Read more…


Back Injuries From Golf

June 18th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

Golfing Injuries are common

  After years of playing golf, a golfer may experience arthritis in the knees, lower spine and hips. Improper posture involving long hours of stooping is the major cause of back injuries from golf. This causes stiffness in the knees and hips, which ultimately may have a debilitating effect causing inability to move freely. A new therapy for reducing the soreness called Microcurrent Therapy has been found to be effective in relieving injuries from golf according to this article. This method involves sending specific microcurrent frequencies to the tissues of the affected areas using electrodes and special Graphite gloves. The inflammation subsides, and the golfer improves after several sessions of this therapy.     Dr. Jim Suttie and Dr. Daniel Hurley give instruction to golfers who have had spinal and   Read more…


Best Ergonomic Chair For Your Back

June 13th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  Those who are required to sit for long hours need the best ergonomic chair for your back according to this article. The chair should support the important areas of the body to prevent lumbar injuries. Not only will this chair provide adequate support to the spine, it will also increase the productivity of the person using it. Why not spend a few bucks extra to have the proper furniture with which you will spend most of the day instead of having to spend your time on visits to the Chiropractor. Among the best quality ergonomic chairs, the top five include Embody by Herman Miller, Life by Formway, Different World by Humanscale Healthcare, Leap by Steelcase, and Zody by Kaworth.     Certain chairs are custom built specifically to meet   Read more…


Back Injuries From Backpacks

June 5th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  Back injuries from backpacks has become common among children going to school with overloaded school bags. It is the duty of parents to see whether the weight of the bag exceeds 15% of the child’s weight according to this article. Children must learn the proper way to lift the overweight bags, and to wear it in a manner as to distribute the weight equally. Children must be taught to lift the bag with both hands to take the stress on the leg muscles rather than the spinal muscles. Ensure that the size of the pack is suitable for the child so that the child has no discomfort while bearing the weight of the bag. They should learn to use and wear their backpacks properly.     Back Injuries From   Read more…


Ways To Get Rid Of Pain

May 5th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  There are proven methods of alternative treatment for ways to get rid of pain, which doesn’t involve the use of drugs and invasive methods of treatment. Light to moderate exercises such as walking, stretching and swimming, combined with application of heat on the affected areas can provide substantial relief. Applying ice after exercise is also advocated as a part of hot and cold plus exercise cycle.   Lose extra weight through exercise and activities because every extra pound of weight can put three times as much pressure on the spine. Try natural remedies which relax the mind and body to release mental stress. Topical pain relievers are also useful for treatment of back pain as long as they are made from organic ingredients and are proven to have no   Read more…


Sex And Back Pain

April 25th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  What if you can make your sexual life more pleasant by understanding that there are ways to tackle sex and back pain through finding the compatible positions that will allow you to satisfy your partner, and at the same time prevent any recurrence of the back pain affecting you. According to this article, just do some Pilates or Yoga before sex to prevent any neoromusculoskeletal impairment. Trying different sexual positions can be important in avoiding pain while love making. Take a hot shower, massage, engage in foreplay or other means of having sex. You can also treat your partner to a soapy bath and give attention to other forms of intimacy if the back soreness is so unbearable.     Sex And Back Pain   Talk about it     Read more…


Lower Back Pain Prevention And Treatment

March 7th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  It is not advisable to go like a bull at a gate while doing exercises, as this may result in shoulder and back pain sometimes leading to an acute back condition. Following some strategies for lower back pain prevention and treatment, one can get substantial relief through low impact aerobic exercises, swimming, and walking to make the muscles strong and active according to this article. In case of acute pain, when no exercises are found to be providing relief, a chiropractor, physiotherapist, or any other medical professional should be consulted. Proper treatment, which includes icing and taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or homeopathic medicine, can give desired results.     Lower Back Pain Prevention And Treatment   Anyone who plays sports or exercises regularly has probably experienced a variety of   Read more…


How To Sit Properly At Work

March 2nd, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  If your job demands sitting for long hours, then it is important to learn how to sit properly at work. The height of the chair is important, but we tend to ignore it by not resting our back adequately at regular intervals.   Instead, we slouch forward, which can be one of the major causes of lower back issues. Not using the backrest properly puts pressure on the spine, especially at the point just above the hips. It is necessary to do what you can to maintain an ergonomic position while sitting, at rest, or while carrying out tasks including computer work. Adjustments of every aspect of your workstation are necessary to prevent neck stiffness and lower back pain.   Getting off your chair after every 15 minutes reduces   Read more…


Poor Posture Causes Back Injury

February 22nd, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  According to the following article, paying attention to proper postures is important because poor posture causes back injury. Symptoms of back pain are tingling feelings or weakness, signs of cramping, and aching. Factors relating to poor posture obviously have a body dimension and require adjustability to the workstation. No particular posture while working on a computer is applicable for all. OSHA has developed some basic components and a checklist to determine whether the workstation fits.     It offers supportive postures that ensure neutral positioning of the body with demonstrations on their website. Changing posture and taking breaks every 30 minutes helps to reduce the risk of back pain. Movement allows blood flow to the muscles to pump out toxins and replenish oxygen in the blood, which helps to   Read more…


Stay Active For Lower Back Relief

February 20th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  Disability evaluation combined with counseling can produce remarkable results when related to convalescing from back-related problems. The ultimate advice is to stay active for lower back relief. Those who have received counseling together with a disability evaluation were found to recuperate more quickly than those under evaluation alone did. Counseling involves making those with lower back problems aware of avoiding bed rest and staying active while carrying out normal activities.   Staying inactive may result in taking an abnormal time for recovery from back issues as discussed in this article. Normal activities can lead to early recovery from injury. Medical practitioners have reassured patients that the pain will subside in due course through daily activities.     Stay Active For Lower Back Relief   The researchers Marc Du Bois,   Read more…