Four out of five people experience back pain at some point, making it the fifth most common reason for visiting the doctor.
Simple self-help strategies such as the following can be surprisingly effective at preventing back pain and keeping it from returning:
A regular physical activity can help ease inflammation and muscle tension.
Keep an Eye on your Weight
Excess weight, especially in your midsection, can make back pain worse by shifting your center of gravity and putting strain on your lower back. Staying within 3 – 4kgs of your ideal weight may help control back pain.
Maintain a Good Posture
An ideal chair for preventing back pain is one with a straight back or low-back support.
If you’re prone to back pain, talk with your doctor about the best sleeping position.
Avoid High Heels
They can shift your center of gravity and strain your lower back. Stick to a one-inch heel.
Be Careful How you Lift
Most back injuries are a result of lifting error. Never bend over from the waist to lift heavy objects. Instead bend your knees and squat, pulling in your stomach muscles and holding the object close to your body as you stand up. Avoid twisting your body while lifting.
It restricts the flow of nutrient-containing blood to spinal discs, so smokers are especially vulnerable to back pain.
Pick the Right Handbag or Briefcase
Lighten your Wallet
Sitting on an overstuffed wallet may cause discomfort and back pain.