As we inch closer to the school year and before you complete all of your back-to-school shopping, we urge you to consider the following safe backpack practices. More overuse spine injuries have been diagnosed in children and teens in the past few years. Many people in the spine health community believe that some of these injuries may be the result of using backpacks incorrectly.
Whether you’re embarking on a long-awaited vacation or hitting the road for a business trip, traveling can be an exciting and rewarding experience. However, it can also take a toll on your back and spine health if you’re not careful. Hours spent sitting in planes, cars, or trains can lead to discomfort, stiffness, and even back pain. To ensure you have a smooth and pain-free journey, it’s essential to prioritize your spinal well-being.
Did you know that leaning forward just 30 degrees puts 3 to 4 times more strain on your back? Over time, that added stress can cause unnecessary wear on your spine’s ligaments and discs. Keep reading to learn more about creating a healthy workspace with the right office chair and computer setup.
Would you believe it if we told you that simply using shoe inserts could help alleviate your lower back pain?
It’s time to start believing because foot orthotics and lower back pain have a proven link. Research has shown that foot orthotics (shoe inserts) can help manage lower back pain, depending on the cause of the pain.
We have a lot of family members and patients ask us what they can do to prevent back pain. While it depends on the cause of pain, we generally advise that they can ward off back pain with exercise and proper posture.
Believe it or not, one of the best forms of exercise to help prevent back pain and injury is weight training.
The news that smoking is bad for you is hardly groundbreaking. Smoking has been linked to serious diseases like lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. Did you know that smoking and back pain are also related? That’s right — if you’re a smoker and are experiencing back pain, smoking is probably part of the issue.
Everyday Habits to Prevent Back Injury and Pain
Each morning, we have a routine. It might include starting off with a hot shower or firing up the coffee maker. Our routines continue throughout the day: we take the same route to work, lunch at noon, favorite TV program at 9:00, and then off to bed.