Monday, January 19, 2009
TIPS FOR PREVENTING BACK STRAIN
A] Push Rather than pull when you
must move heavy objects.
B] If you sit at your desk
for long hours, break up the time with stops to stretch.
C] Exercise regularly.An
inactive lifestyle contributes
to lower back pain.
. The best way to sit is by lower back and feet supported.
· The best position to stand if you must stay for long period is.. rest 1 foot on a low stool to relieve pressure on your lower back.Every 5 to 15 minutes,switch the foot you’re resting on the stool.
· The best way to sleep is on your side with your knees bent.You may put a pillow under your head to support your neck.You may also put a pillow between your knees.
· If you sleep on your back,put pillows under your lower back.
Don’t sleep on your stomach unless you put a pillow under
If your pain doesn’t seem to be getting better after 2 to 3 days then visit your family doctor.·
Don’t lift by bending over.Lift an object by bending
your knees and squatting to pick up the object.Keep
your back straight and hold the object close to your
body.Avoid twisting your body while lifting.·
Wear flat shoes or shoes with low heels [1 inch or lower].
Do not sit or stand for longer duration