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Your back…your support

Your back…your support

Your back supports your whole body and back problems can turn into serious ones. But they can also be prevented if you start caring for your back. It is important to know about the ways in which back problems present themselves and also learn some techniques to maintain a healthy back support.

Does your lower back hurt you by the end of the day? You are not the only one. Many people suffer from back pain after a strenuous day or during certain activities. Unfortunately back pain often takes the rear seat and you remain busy with your routine. But if you are experiencing back pain in any way, it is important that you pay attention to it before the warning signal.


Low back pain can occur due to various causes like certain illnesses, injuries, muscle weakness, or something as simple as your posture and improper ways of working or lifting objects. Your back forms the basic structure for the muscles and joints around your hands and legs. Additionally, there are vital structures like spinal cord and nerves that are linked to your back. So, taking care of your back is necessary to prevent many health problems.


Watch out for those signs

Low back troubles can bother you in many ways. Some of which are very obvious while some may go unnoticed or you may not be able to relate it to back problem. It is therefore essential to understand the warning signs related to back troubles.

  • Back pain, leg pain, pain in buttocks, hips, or feet;
  • Pain during night or during activities like lifting, or bending;
  • Difficulty in making movements, sitting or getting up from one position;
  • Numbness or tingling sensation or feeling of weakness in hands or legs;
  • Morning stiffness with the need to make movements to free the body;

What you can do?

If you feel you have back pain or related troubles, it is important that you seek immediate attention. Medical advice from an expert will guide you regarding the investigation and treatment plans that would be required for your condition. Apart from these there are a few things that you can do for yourself.

  • Follow a healthy routine. Eat a balanced diet;
  • Maintain your weight. This can reduce most of your problems;
  • Maintain good posture and avoid lifting heavy objects. Hold objects close to your body while lifting and do not bend, but sit on knees while picking up things.
  • Follow a regular exercise schedule and perform stretching or warm up exercises.

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