What can I do to help prevent future back problems ?

Though it seems that back pain usually occurs suddenly – for example while bending down to pick something up – it is actually caused by a number of factors such as –

  • The normal aging process.
  • Loss of flexibility.
  • Weak back and abdominal muscles.
  • Physical deconditioning.
  • Poor posture.

Here are some of the most common risk factors that may contribute to a future back attack –

  • Sedentary lifestyle or workstyle.
  • Prolonged sitting.
  • Poor seating design.
  • Lack of lumbar support when sitting or driving.
  • Occupations that require long-distance driving.
  • Truck driving.
  • Repetitive lifting.
  • Pushing heavy objects.
  • Bending or twisting.
  • Exposure to vibration.
  • Nursing occupations.
  • Obesity.
  • Smoking.

The good news is that many of the causes of back and neck pain are correctible. Positive lifestyle changes can help keep your spine feeling fine. Consult us and learn what you can do to take care of your spine to feel your best throughout the day, at home, at work and at play.