6 Simple Tips to Avoid Your Back Pain – Part 2

In part one of our back pain prevention series, we brought you some simple tips that could potentially save you from suffering chronic backaches. Everyday movements and tasks can often lead to debilitating pain that can put a big strain on your life. Now, Total Pain Care has even more guidelines to follow to help keep you as safe and healthy as possible.

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Watch Your Posture

You may not realize that the way you sit and slouch when working at your computer or texting can be very damaging to your back. Working on an ergonomically correct workstation at your home and office, and taking frequent breaks to stretch, can greatly benefit you in the long run. A good posture matters and it can be the catalyst in helping you maintain your back’s natural curves while keeping it strong.

No More Stress

You may think stress only affects you mentally, but this can’t be further from the truth. Stress can cause your muscles to be in constant tension, which can lead to debilitating back pain. Any stress-relief activities like yoga, meditation and deep breathing will definitely help keep your back strong and healthy.

Quit Smoking

Smoking has been known to cause a plethora of deadly diseases and conditions. However, some people may not know that smoking can be a clear cause of chronic back pain. While the effects of smoking on the back are not clear, it’s believed it narrows the body’s blood vessels. This results in less oxygen and nutrients reaching the spine, making it susceptible to pain and injury.

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Your Pain is Our Priority

You don’t have to keep living with the groaning and wincing of back pain. It’s time to take the first step towards a pain-free life with Total Pain Care by your side. Let our expert pain-management specialists evaluate your condition or injury to ensure that you get the treatment that best fits your needs. Contact any one of our locations in New Jersey for more information.

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  1. Ronald Amaya, PA-C is a Physician Assistant. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and received his physician assistant degree in NYC. He has 18 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery and over 8 years in pain management. Dr. Amaya is NCCPA board-certified in medicine and surgery.

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  2. Paulette Scott, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Scott is also the pain management representative at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Boston. She fulfilled her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed her fellowship in pain management at Harvard Square Clinic. Dr. Scott is board-certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management.

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  3. Andrew D. Bunn, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Bunn also serves as the co-director of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, as well as the Program Director for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Newborn Services | MassGeneral Hospital for Children. After earning his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, he completed his anesthesia residency at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he also completed his fellowship in pain management. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management.

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  4. David D. Ford, MD is the Director of Pain Management. Dr. Ford earned a medical degree and completed his residencies in both surgery and anesthesiology. He joined the staff of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Watertown in 1990. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Ford specializes in painful disorders of the spine and sports-related injuries. He has initiated the use of advanced interventional techniques for the successful treatment of these and other conditions.

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