Total Health Chiropractic Center


Date: April 3, 2017 | Time: 1:43pm

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Low back pain or lumbago affects over 3 million people per year, peak age is 19 years old to 80+. Typically low back pain is caused by injury to a muscle (strain), or ligament (sprain). Common causes include improper lifting, poor posture (repetitive strain), lack of regular exercise, arthritis, fracture, injured spinal disc.

If you experience low back pain over a two week period, experience leg weakness, numbness, tingling in the legs, feet or hamstrings see your primary care doctor or chiropractor immediately.

Preventing Low Back Pain

Maintain a healthy diet and weight

  1. Try cooking your own meals, eating smaller portions, eat early (not eating after 6:30pm so you have a minimum of 12 hours before your first meal of the day),

Drink more water.

Avoid prolonged inactivity

Take three to four micro-breaks when sitting (30-40 second stretches for the hips, low back, possibly look at a sit-stand desk or desk top at work,

  1. Warm up and stretch before physical activity

such as walking, hiking, gardening. Think dynamic stretching such as partial lunges, squat-rises, runners stretch, hamstring stretch, gluteal stretches.

  1. Wear comfortable low heel shoes
  2. Sleep on mattress that is a medium firmness

This will minimize improper curve in the spine while sleeping. Use a pillow between the knees,

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  1. Lift with your knees and do not twist the spine when lifting

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