Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Low Back Pain Problem

The most common cause of back pain is using your back muscles in activities you're not used to, like lifting heavy furniture or twisting a body.

Here are a few tips you can practice to prevent back strain problem :
-Don't lift by bending over. Lift an object by bending your knees and squatting to pick up the object. Keep your back straight and hold the object close to your body. Avoid twisting your body while lifting.
-Push rather than pull when you must move heavy objects.
-If you must sit at your desk for long hours, break up the time with stops to stretch.
-Wear flat shoes or shoes with low heels (1 inch or lower).
-Exercise regularly. An inactive lifestyle contributes to lower back pain.

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