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How to Prevent Backache?

Most back pain may go away itself eventually, but it may recur. With all the discomfort and difficulty of having back pain, you simply do not like it to return. That is why, prevention is important to make sure that the problem will not start or happen again.

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Here are few tips in preventing backache:

·         Avoid drooping when sitting or standing. Always maintain good posture.

·         Make your leg muscles stronger. Remember that leg muscles help in maintaining good posture and mobility.

·         Warm up before doing any activity especially before exercises. This will avoid the risk of injury.

·         Consider yoga and Qigong as exercises. This is advisable to strengthen and stretch the muscles and later improve posture.

·         Reduce stress. Stress will just increases tension in muscles.

·         Make sure your work surfaces at home are at a cosy height.

·         30 minutes of walking, cycling, or swimming is good for people who have suffered back pain in the past.

·         While sitting, you need to move around to help your muscles relax.

·         Use comfy, low-heeled shoes that will give you good balance and flexibility. This will ensure alignment of your spine and body.

·         To avoid stressing your shoulder, switch one side to the other as often as possible.

·         Make sure you have plenty of calcium, Vitamin D, and phosphorus in your diet. These sustain new bone growth.

·         Drink plenty of water. Dehydration can be a cause of backache.

·         Do not panic if you have back pain but remember to visit your doctor to resolve the issue.

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Disclaimer: These are just prevention tips and not substitutes for doctor’s opinion. Visit your doctor for appropriate treatment.

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  1. Great advice. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Great info! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Thanks for sharing this lovely article here .
    It was great reading the above article
    I would love to read much more articles from you in the future . . .

    I would also be coming up with many articles in future so do check them out.

    Regards,
    Mr Arrogant :)

  4. another one of you good entries Real Lady– :)

  5. Great tips you got here. I have frequent back pains, sometimes because of my posture, sometimes because of lifting weights. hehe. The last one is I think alright. :-)

  6. Great ideas for a strong back.

  7. Nice you posted it here, got some good tips for my back. Great!

  8. First time I heard of this ——-> “Dehydration can be a cause of backache”. ^_^

  9. Im suffering from back ache,this is totally what I needed to read,great timing! I think I need to drink more water,Bkoz Im already focussing on my posture.Great post.Thanks! :)

  10. Thanks for these tips. Backache is rampant. Hope many fnd this useful.

  11. Great tips but I’m hoping I never need them!

  12. i got problems with my posture.. hope i will never reach this point where i can feel sever back pains.. good info here..

  13. These tips will be of great help to me.

  14. Great article and very useful tips. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Awesome. I do suffer from back pain, but that is because I spent most of my days
    sitting in front of the computer, ugh!! This tips are very helpful.

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