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.
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.
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.
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.