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Saving Your Back… A Complete Guide
What Causes Back Pain? Back pain will affect 4 out of 5 Canadians at some point in time in their life. Understanding the causes of back pain can help you avoid becoming part of this statistic. Read on to understand more about Low Back Pain. We have compiled our Saving Your Back series into one post for easy reference.
What Causes Back Pain? Back pain will affect 4 out of 5 Canadians at some point in time in their life. Understanding the causes of back pain can help you avoid becoming part of this statistic. In this intro post, we give you the basics on how Low Back Pain develops and who you can seek for help.
Work, just like play, can take a toll on your low back health. Prolonged or awkward postures, bad habits, and heavy loads can add up to low back discomfort or even injury. The good news is that there are a few simple changes that you can make to your work day to greatly reduce the risk of low back soreness and injury.
In this entry of our “Saving Your Back” series we will be speaking about lifting and more physical jobs. These are jobs that require moderate to heavy lifting, or straining postures such as prolonged forward bending and/or repeated small lifting. A great deal of back pain experienced in physical jobs is due to poor lifting postures.
Being a parent to young children is a joyful and demanding experience. This next series, we’ll explore the physical aspects of parenting, and how new parents (both Mom and Dad!) can adjust so that you can provide care to your children while watching out for your own physical health. This week, we’ll cover low back health for parents.