In part one of our DISCussion on discs, we talked about the causes of disc pain. In part two, we will address how to minimize the potential for damage and ways to maintain spinal lordosis - the natural inward curve of the low back.
Prevention is Best!
Ideally, you want to stop back pain from developing by taking some simple steps to reduce strain to your back.
Many chairs don't offer sufficient support for your lower back. Even well-designed chairs can be used improperly. For example, most people sit in the middle of the seat and then slouch backward against the back support. It is important to maintain the natural lordosis in your lower back while sitting.
Many activities around the home like gardening, making the bed, and vacuuming cause you to stoop forward.
In the event that your back starts hurting, stop what you're doing if possible, and be sure to see us right away. We should be able to help you out or refer you to a qualified medical professional based on our assessment.