Millennium PT. Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?

BACK PAIN PREVENTION

It never hurts to visit a physical therapist, either. Get regular check- ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you.

A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. • Lift Properly. You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. • Use Good Posture. When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. • Use Strength Training. Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements.

If you’re suffering from back pain, call your Physical Therapist at Millennium Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment today!

Sources http://www.apta.org/

https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact- Sheet

In light of the spread of COVID-19, we want our patients as safe and healthy as possible. Try practicing these healthy tips to reduce your risk of infection: YOUR HEALTH IN MIND!

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

STANDING EXTENSIONS While standing up straight with good posture, place your hands on your hips and lean back to arch your back as shown. Hold for 3-6 seconds before returning to the starting position. Repeat as needed to relieve low back pain.

CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH YOUR HANDS

SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES & DISPOSE QUICKLY

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KEEP DISTANCE FROM THOSE INFECTED

AVOID HUGS & SHAKING HANDS

AVOID BUSY PLACES & EVENTS

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