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Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain - Symptoms

Low Back Pain - How to prevent?

Low back pain can be prevented through lifestyle modifications:

  • Maintain good body postures at all times
  • Maintain healthy weight range
  • Use proper body mechanics/ lifting techniques. Avoid bending at waist level
  • Modify workplace/space (workplace ergonomics) to reduce back strain
  • Exercise regularly. Proper exercise can help to strengthen and increase flexibility of back muscles and help to increase bone density. Swimming, brisk walking and cycling are good examples of exercises for back pain sufferers
  • Lead an active life and maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid staying in the same position for a prolonged period of time
  • Sleep on a firm mattress. It helps to protect the spinal curvature. Try to sleep on the sides, with knees bent and a pillow between them. If you prefer to lie on your back, place a pillow under your knees

Low Back Pain - Preparing for surgery

Low Back Pain - Post-surgery care

Low Back Pain - Other Information

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