How to Prevent Low Back Pain
The low back requires a special care and attention
Your spine is a multisegment flexible support structure designed to hold the weight of your trunk upright while allowing freedom of movement. The lower back, consisting of your lumbar curvature and lumbar spine, is made up of strong vertebral bones, ligaments, muscles, intervertebral discs and nerves.
Because of the complexity of the anatomical nature of your low back, and the mechanical demands placed on it, it is no wonder that it requires special care and attention.
The key is strength, movement and flexibility
Lower back pain is a common ailment that affects most people at least once in their lives. Most presentations seen in chiropractic practices are usually related to low back complaints. The goal of treatment for LBP is to reduce pain and restore normal function of the spine. What is more important is prevention.
Maintaining a healthy back is important in preventing low back pain. Some techniques include:
✔ Regular low impact exercises
✔ Strengthen the core muscles
✔ Improve flexibility by stretching and doing yoga
✔ Maintain a healthy weight and eat a proper diet
✔ Manage stress
✔ Exercise proper body mechanics by practicing proper lifting techniques and maintaining a proper posture when sitting or standing
Don’t leave it for too long!
If you or anyone you know complains of low back pain, let Macquarie Chiro take care of you and them. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, call us on 02 8875 7998 to see our chiropractor in Avaya House Macquarie Park.