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QUICK TIPS PREVENTING BACK PAIN.

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Low back pain or lumbago affects over 3 million people per year, peak age is 19 years old to 80+.  Typically low back pain is caused by injury to a muscle (strain), or ligament (sprain).  Common causes include improper lifting, poor posture (repetitive strain), lack of regular exercise, arthritis, fracture, injured spinal disc.

If you experience low back pain over a two week period, experience leg weakness, numbness, tingling in the legs, feet or hamstrings see your primary care doctor or chiropractor immediately.

http://www.yourwalnutcreekchiropractor.com/fileupload/3_SECRETS_TO_LOWER_BACK_PAIN_RELIEF_eBook.pdf

Preventing Low Back Pain

Maintain a healthy diet and weight

  1. Try cooking your own meals, eating smaller portions, eat early (not eating after 6:30pm so you have a minimum of 12 hours before your first meal of the day), http://www.mensfitness.com/weight-loss/burn-fat-fast/miracle-12-hour-fast

           Drink more water.

        Avoid prolonged inactivity

           Take three to four micro-breaks when sitting (30-40 second stretches for the hips, low  back, possibly look at a sit-stand desk or desk top at work,

http://www.varidesk.com/?utm_campaign=standing-desk-exact&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=Sit%20stand%20desk%20top%20workstation&gclid=Cj0KEQiAgJTGBRDLr5_az_Ouk44BEiQAIxaA4tFtx2H95RjQBqSJq_jw9JU0SyJ6eunuJavkofMMzmAaAkle8P8HAQ

 

  1.        Warm up and stretch before physical activity

such as walking, hiking, gardening.  Think dynamic stretching such as partial lunges,  squat-rises, runners stretch, hamstring stretch,  gluteal stretches.

https://totalhealthchiro.me/2015/08/16/7-quick-tips-about-back-pain/

 

  1.       Wear comfortable low heel shoes
  2.       Sleep on mattress that is a medium firmness

This will minimize improper curve in the spine while sleeping.  Use a pillow between the knees,

http://www.greatist.com/happiness/best-sleep-positions

 

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  1.  Lift with your knees and do not twist the spine when lifting

http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/proper-lifting-technique

 

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Author: Curtis Haake D.C.

Hi I'm Dr. Haake and I help people live happy, healthy, and pain-free through modern chiropractic medicine and active health coaching. As your walnut creek chiropractor I employ a health-team approach to your health crisis. As your health-team member we get you back on your feet as quickly as possible; addressing diet, nutrition and exercise.

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