In part one of our 12 Causes: Back Pain Triggers to Know and Avoid series, we offered important information about the 12 risk factors commonly associated with back pain causes. Now, IGEA Brain & Spine wants to help you and your loved ones avoid these painful troubles. The following are vital things you can do to help prevent back pain.
Warm It Up
You may think that warming up your body is for athletic activities only, but this is far from true. Whether you’re getting ready to do some yard work or work on moving, it’s important to move your body before starting any physical labor. Doing so will help prepare your body for the task at hand.
Don’t Ignore Your Body
One of the most important things you can do to avoid an injury is listen to your body. People are generally aware of any looming tweaking sensations in their bodies, but many refuse to heed this natural warning sign, especially if they’re occupied with a task. Ignoring your body’s warnings can potentially turn a minor ache into insufferable back pain. Remember, if you listen to your body and stop, you could save yourself the aches and pains of a back injury.
According to the risk factors in part one of our series, most back pain comes as a result of repetitive movements over long periods of time. These frequent motions can strain the back’s muscles and leave them extremely tired, which can then lead to potential back injuries. To help avoid this problem, try to find a comfortable position before starting a task and take frequent breaks whenever possible.
Rid Your Pain
It’s time to take action against back pain to regain the mobility you want. The spine surgeons of IGEA Brain & Spine are ready to make a difference in your life by using highly-advanced equipment and effective pain management methods. Let us evaluate your pain today to find the best treatment method.