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How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

Back pain and flight: Prolonged sitting leads to increased pressure within the disc (even more so if someone is sloucing - which is what happens in an airplane seat). Someone with a partially damaged disc can have increased back pain. Another reason is muscle stiffness which can happen in any position if it is prolonged, in a back pain patient these muscles are usually painful to start with and can become more painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

Walk around hourly: Get up and walk around once an hour put your feet on something to raise your knees dont use the overhead compartment. ...Read more

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How do you prevent back pain due to standing for long periods of time?

Stretch: There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain. The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to create core strength and loose weight. I also suggest daily stretching and core strength exercises. You can find these exercises at: http://harvardneurosurgeon.Com/pt2.Html. ...Read more

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How to help prevent back pain for teenagers?

How to help prevent back pain for teenagers?

Multiple: Stay active. Exercise. Limit weight of backpacks. Use both straps when using backpacks. Don't smoke. Maintain good posture. ...Read more

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How should you lift things to prevent back pain?

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. ...Read more

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How to prevent upper back pain when exercising?

How to prevent upper back pain when exercising?

Good body mechanics: You should always consult with your physician if you are experiencing pain with exercise for a long period of time. When possible, get good instruction from a certified personal trainer, physical therapist, or other trusted source about good form while exercising. ...Read more

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How to prevent back pain from working on a computer all day?

Posture, stretching: Make sure your posture is good while sitting and that your workstation is set up for someone your height. See osha web site for recommendations: https://www.Osha.Gov/sltc/etools/computerworkstations/index.Html. Also, get up and stretch every hour and do stretches while seated at your desk. ...Read more

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How to prevent back pain?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more