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A 43-year-old member asked:

How should you lift things to prevent back pain?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Be aware : Be aware of proper body mechanics by using your legs as your power source and keeping the load close to your body while avoiding any type of twisting or rotation as you lift. Know your limits especially with large, bulky objects or heavy ones.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some things i can do to lessen back pain?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Stay active: The worst thing you could do is lay around. Try to stay active and stretch your hamstrings. Applying gentle heat can relieve muscle spasm. Over the counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) can help, but limit use especially if this causes upset stomach. Consult with your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

Mommy have back pain. How to prevent it?

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Dr. Sarkis Barupian
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Back pain: Lets find the cause and then avoid what causes the back pain. Good posture is very important as well as not stressing the back by carrying thisngs that are too heavy.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

How to prevent back pain?

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Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 34 years experience
Strengthen your core: By strengthening your core muscles your back muscles do less work. If you also have any pain starting in your back and radiating to other parts of your body seek medical attention as you might have a slipped disk or other serious problem.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do I prevent back pain from standing?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Strengthening : One of the most common reasons for back pain is a straining of the back muscles. Thus, an easy prevention technique is to strengthen the back muscles (and sit-ups are not a back exercise). See my health guide on back pain for an easy and effective back strengthening exercise.

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