Tips For Preventing Backpain

Tips For Preventing Backpain

Lower back pain is the worst.  If you’ve never experienced it, it can be debilitating and cause pain like no other.

Almost two thirds of Americans experience some sort of back pain.  Lots of factors contribute to lower back pain.  Tight and cold muscles, poor lifting form, weak stomach and back muscles and spinal and disk injuries can all lead to chronic back problems.

Chronic lower back pain can interfere with all aspects of your life from sleeping to working to playing with the kids, it’s terrible when you can’t even stand up straight, let alone go bike riding with the kids.

Exercise, abdominal training and proper stretching can all reduce your chances of a back injury.  For treatment, pain medication and a steady supply of hot and cold compresses can help reduce the inflammation and pain associated with lower back pain.

If you experience chronic back pain, you may need to see a therapist to help get you back on your feet.  Jenn Mitchell of FIT Physiotherapy of Newmarket says that lower back injuries are one of their most common types of patients.  She says many times the patients come in after months and sometimes years of chronic pain.  A good physiotherapist can help rehabilitate you and show you healthy and best practices to avoid lower back injuries in the future.

Check out the infographic below by Move Forward PT that shows you the common causes of lower back injuries and some best practces on how to avoid them.