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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.
Dr. Christopher Marquart
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Exercise: Back pain has many causes, to prevent it keep your weight under control, do moderate exercise and use correct body mechanics to lift or do strenuous activity.
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See below: It is probably not possible to completely prevent back pain but here are some tips. Keep yourself physically fit and have a regular exercise program. Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food. Do not smoke. Move regularly even if you have a sitting job. Learn safe lifting techniques. If you get back pain, don't panic.

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I have back pain when i'm on my cycle. How to prevent this?

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Adjust: Seat height or get a properly fitted bike that takes the length of your torso into account.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent back pain from sitting?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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By limiting sitting: Sitting generates a 4 times body load across your lower back. That load is further enhanced by being static in one position. Sitting in a higher chair like a bar stool will decrease the load. Having a chair with a higher back and arm supports also will help. Placing a rolled towel in the small of your back between the chair back can help. By getting up after 15 to 30 minutes can help
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How can I prevent back pain while doing squats?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Correct posture: Avoiding overload by not using heavy weights, using a weight belt, using correct technique.
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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.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How should you lift things to prevent back pain?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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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