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LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Inside: “Gain Relief From The Leading Cause Of Disability!”

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From a dull ache to sharp, stabbing pain, back pain is one of the most common conditions in the world. As many as 8 in 10 people suffer from some sort of back pain throughout their lifetime. Back pain is also the leading cause of disability worldwide, making it very difficult for some people to move, work, or even function normally. While it is one of the most debilitating conditions a person can have, there are many types of treatment to help relieve the symptoms. Is Bed Rest Good For Your Back? Atone time, ifan individualhurt theirback, theirdoctorwouldprescribebed rest until a desired amount of relief was achieved. Since then, prolonged bed rest has actually been linked to an increase in symptoms for back pain sufferers. New studies show that teaching people how to correct theirposture (inconjunctionwithperformingstrengtheningexercisesand stretching) will lead them to a return to normal functioning levels more quickly than rest alone. With many back pain sufferers, the bones and discs of the spine and the muscles surrounding the spine have a poor blood supply. Unlike other

parts of the body, the back relies more on movement for the transport of oxygenated blood and other vital nutrients. Exercise and aerobic activity such as walking, hiking or swimming help the body efficiently metabolize nutrients and also helps distribute them to spinal structures that are in need of repair. It is no secret that exercise and movement are key to maintaining muscle tone,butwhat isnotwidelyknown is theyalsohelpmaintainbonedensity throughout the body. Studies have shown that bone density is best preserved through resistance and strength training along with a proper dietrich incalcium,magnesiumandotheressentialvitaminsandminerals. At Total Care Physical Therapy we will teach you how to strengthen your backwithproperexercises thatcanbe incorporated intoyourdaily routine. We will also teach you how to loosen structures in and around your back with proper stretching. If you are having any type of back pain, please call Total Care Physical Therapy today and we will help get you back to living a pain-free life!

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