Low Back Pain: What Can I Do To Actively Reduce My Low Back Pain In 2009?

Answer: Minimizing the potential for back pain requires a little retraining in how we approach our everyday tasks. The two most effective means to keeping your back in optimal working order are exercise and learning how to safeguard your back as you go about your daily work – at home, on the job and on the road.

Keep these simple “chiropractic breakthroughs” in mind as you go about your daily duties:

•    Making your bed. Bend at the knees and not at the waist—a simple but effective way to stay pain-free.
•    Keeping your closet organized. I bet most folks with backaches never give any thought to how they keep their closet. Minimize reaching high or low for items. Store shoes in a shoe bag on the door to save bending and stooping.
•    Washing dishes. Leaning over the sink can be painful. Stand close to the sink to minimize reaching. Shift your weight from one foot to the other. Stand on a foam or rubber mat to reduce strain.
•    Vacuuming. Shop for a vacuum that you can push with minimal exertion. Old vacuums frequently weigh a ton and that can strain.
•    Raking leaves. Use a leaf blower; beats a hand rake any day! A light-weight leaf blower might save you more than a few calluses.

And… consider the power of chiropractic care at Back To Action to keep you pain free in 2009. (You knew that was coming.) In the same way your car needs regular oil change, so too does a back require an adjustment to keep to running healthy.

Be aware that if you or someone you love has been feeling pain for more than 48 hours, please seek Dr. Dreessen or Dr. Gilmore immediately. We’re only a phone a call away at (425) 670-2600 or click here to schedule an appointment.

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