You may be aware of things that can affect your back pain such as weight, overloaded backpacks or shoulder bags, or pregnancy, but your posture plays a major role in your back pain as well. However, while slouching should be avoided, it’s not good to keep your back perfectly straight at all times either, because neither of these postures is natural. So let’s take a look at how your posture affects your back and what you can do to fix it.
When you’re living with back pain, you may think that your pain is only affected by whatever the underlying cause of your pain is, but this isn’t the case. The pain you experience, and the intensity at which you experience it is also tied to psychological factors. Understanding these factors can give you a better understanding of the role your brain plays in processing pain and how to deal with it.
When you’re living with back pain, it’s understandable to want to avoid exercise and sports, but this will only make your pain worse. You need to stay active and moving, and the following exercises are some great options for this. Tai Chi, yoga, aquatic exercise, walking, and strength training are all sports that will get you moving without back pain.
Back injuries and pain can have a myriad of causes. With yoga, you can exercise and strengthen your core, alleviate pain from a back injury, improve posture, and more. However, yoga has the potential to damage your back, defeating the purpose of practicing it in the first place. With this guide, you’ll know which poses are best for your back and which should be avoided.
Summer is here, and with it comes warmer weather and a desire to get out and enjoy it! Unfortunately, if you’re living with back pain or trying to prevent back pain, you may be unsure of what activities are best. That’s why we want to tell you all about some great summer activities that’ll get you outdoors and exercising without back pain.
Golf may be a non-contact sport, but that does not mean it is a sport with low rates of injuries. In fact, golf injuries are very common, and the most commonly injured part of a golfer’s body is the back. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to be proactive and protect yourself from golf-related back pain.
When a patient has been told they need spinal decompression surgery, it can feel overwhelming and intimidating. Surgery is not…