Are you suffering from back pain? If so, there are a few steps that you can take to help prevent and alleviate the pain. Here’s a look at some methods that you might consider.
Improve Your Posture
Having good posture can help to prevent back pain. To do this, avoid slouching when you are sitting by focusing on sitting straight with your back against the back of the chair and your feet flat on the ground. Your knees should be kept in a position that is slightly higher than your hips. You should also avoid slouching while standing, which involves standing tall with your head up and your shoulders back. Whenever possible, switch between standing and sitting so you are not holding yourself in the same position for too long.
Improper lifting is one of the leading causes of back injuries. When lifting, always be sure to lift with your legs and not with your back. To do this, keep your back straight and bend at either your knees or your hips. If the load is too heavy, get someone to help.
Monitor Your Weight
Excessive weight can also put strain on your back. Therefore, losing weight can help to reduce back pain while improving your overall level of health.
If you have Banner insurance back pain is not something that you should have to endure. With the help of your insurance policy and the experts at Advanced Spine & Rehab, your back pain will soon be a thing of the past.