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What are the best way to prevent back pain disease?

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Dr. Michael Joseph
Pain Management 28 years experience
Protect Your Back: If you do not have a back injury, strengthening your core muscles, staying flexible, and keeling your weight in check are the best tings you can do for your back. If you have previous injury or need guidance a physical therapist or personal trainer can guide you.
Dr. Truong Nguyen
Occupational Medicine 18 years experience
Conditioning/Ergonom: Conditioning and proper body mechanics are some the best ways to prevent mechanical low back pain (ie sprain/strain). Other causes of back pain such as kidney infection or metastatic cancer of course will not be affected but are relatively rare in comparison to sprain/strain injuries. The more physically fit and the more you prepare for a certain task/activity, the better off you will be.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

I wake up every morning with back pain, what is the best/quickest way to prevent this?

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Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Morning back pain: In most cases this type of pain can be due to a soft and saggy mattress. Sleeping position is also one of the causes. Try sleeping on a firm surface and try to sleep in a different position if you can
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to get treatment for back pain?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Get to md: See a ortho, pmr or your pcp and get referral to good pt. Some pts don't need a script and you could go straight to them.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to sit if you have back pain?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Variable: Usually with ears over shoulders, shoulders over hips straight line. And find the comfortable position. Keep feet solid on ground too.
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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 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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