How to avoid BACK PAIN with reaching/bending

My patients with back pain typically fall into two categories: trauma vs non-trauma. Traumatic injuries can come from a major accident or an easy task done incorrectly (bending down to pick up shoes from the floor and then patient is unable to stand back up). Non-traumatic back pain frequently comes from repetitive poor postures and …

The danger of your first episode of Low Back Pain

Did you know that one of the biggest risk factors for low back pain is prior low back pain? It sounds obvious, but this has huge implications for you. It means that preventing a first episode of low back pain decreases your chance of having future episodes. Therefore, you are less likely to have chronic …

Daily tasks that cause LOW BACK PAIN

These are some specific types of injuries that cause low back pain. 1. Falls. Falling can cause numerous injuries, from broken bones to torn muscles/tendons to internal bleeding and worse. So do whatever it takes to prevent falling. 2. Lifts. Lifting wrong is a┬ámajor cause of low back pain. The heavier the object you are …