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Oh, My Aching Back Pain

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From swinging golf clubs to weeding the garden, popular sports and weekend activities can take a toll on our backs. Even daily chores like lifting heavy groceries or carrying a hefty load of laundry can cause back pain. Millions of people suffer from back every year. Though most back pain is acute or short term and doesn’t last more than a few days or weeks, other types of back pain can be chronic, lasting for three months or more.CausesBack pain has a variety of causes, many of which are mechanical:Sprains and strains: A strain of the muscle or ligament in the back is a common cause of acute lower back pain. […]

Keep Your Back Healthy, Do It Right!

If You Must Do It, Do It Right! Back Healthy1

Here are some valuable tips to help keep your back healthy the next time you tackle those outdoor to-dos if you have to do it. Whether we’re raking leaves, shovelling snow or planting flowers, these and other backbreaking chores can not only cause pain but injury as well. Here are some valuable tips to help keep your back healthy the next time you tackle those outdoor to-dos:Have a young family member or neighbor do the job for you.Keep the rake or shovel near your body to avoid injury. Extending it away from you and then pulling sharply inward could spell trouble for an older or vulnerable back.Try not to twist your […]