Make Your Home A Spine-Healthy Environment With This Tips
When it comes to thinking about the overall health and wellness of our physical bodies, I think it is an unfortunately safe bet to say that many of us are more likely than not to completely overlook the health and well being of our spinal columns and backs.
This type of common oversight probably provides an explanation as to the fact that back pain is one of the most common health issues and pain related health conditions that many people face on any given year. In fact, studies, research, and polls taken have shown that back pain is one of the all time top causes of visits to the hospital and healthcare providers each and every year.
When we keep this kind of knowledge in mind, it is important to make back and spine health a priority, and to learn how to take the proper steps necessary to make sure that our spines are able to remain flexible and safe throughout each and every given day.
One simple way that we can start to take much better care of our spinal column health is simply by taking the right measures necessary in order to improve our homes a little bit more. I recently came across a very informative and helpful article post by How Stuff Works that offers up some pretty excellent advice on how to maintain back and spine health around the house, and I am happy to share what I learned in the article here with you.
When it comes to back and spine related injuries in and around the home, it has been found that lifting, hauling, and carrying heavy boxes and other objects around the house is one of the most common stressors and factors of this important health issue. Therefore, it is important to know not only how to lift and carry heavy objects, especially while you are at home by yourself, but also how to store these objects to make it easier on your back in the future.
When lifting an object, always make sure that your back and spine remain straight at all times. This means that you should be squatting and therefore engaging your thigh muscles in order to lift the object. The back should remain straight even while carrying the object,and as for setting the object down, be sure to do it the exact same way that you lifted but in reverse. Store the object at eye level if you can, in order to avoid stressing your back by leaning down too much.
If you are still experiencing back pain, you may want to consider giving chiropractic care a try in order to experience natural pain relief on your terms. Come into your nearest The Joint clinic today for a consultation appointment.