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Dr. Remon Fino - Back Pain Prevention

In this week’s Brazos Valley Physician’s Organization Journal of Medicine Report, Dr. Remon Fino discusses Back Pain Prevention.

One is smoking tobacco, generally harmful to the body, the nicotine is, but the nicotine also decreases oxygen intake to your disks which can lead to degenerative disks. Ignoring your pain, that and if you have persistent or intermissive pain, please see your physician because that could lead to chronic disability.

Too much weight can put a strain on your back muscles and could lead to fatigue. Two little exercise, to get enough exercise would be exercising 30 minutes 3 times a week. The exercises could include swimming, walking, bicycling, and also doing some strengthening, especially to the core muscles. Bad posture can cause your back muscles to fatigue easily. Good posture is keeping your feet slightly apart, your knees straight, your shoulders back, and your chin slightly tucked back. This helps prevent fatigue of your spine muscles which can lead to back pain and injury.

The number one problem that may lead to back pain is lifting and twisting. So when you lift an object, one shouldn’t bend at the back and keep the knees straight. The person should bend at the knees; keep the back straight, life the knees keeping the back straight, and not twisting. This is one way to avoid disc bulges and problems to your spine.

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