How Do You Prevent Back Injuries?

A simple solution is to partake in daily exercise. Just 15 to 20 minutes of regular exercise can help alleviate back pain in the long term. Cardio exercise will prevent back pain while weightlifting may be a root cause. Some cardio workouts include swimming, cycling and brisk running - but don't overdo it. Remember to warm up before you exercise for a few minutes by stretching your muscles. This will prepare your body for the exercises you are about to embark upon. And when you are done, don't forget to cool down.

Furniture and sleep play key roles in preventing back pain. Make sure that you get good lumbar support from your chairs, sofas and mattresses so when sitting or sleeping that you are easing your back opposed to hurting it even more.

Could you stand to lose a few pounds? Excess weight causes undo pressure on the back, especially the lower back. Even losing a small amount of weight helps alleviate pain in the lower back and will make you enjoy the day more often.

Of course, get advice from a chiropractor: Chiropractors have been trained in the art of spinal manipulation to keep the spine in proper alignment. Therefore, this can prevent as well as treat injuries. However, if you do experience back pain, don't wait for weeks before consulting a chiropractic doctor. Most pain or discomfort can be checked by a chiropractor, which will allow you to get relief and recover from the condition. Also, it might reduce the chance of having another injury and having to go back. A chiropractor will refer you to another type doctor if your condition cannot be treated by their field of expertise.

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