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At least 80 percent of all
Americans suffer an occasional backache, and for 15 percent. The
majority of backaches originate in the lumbar spine, between the
waist and tail bone. The cervical spine (neck) is the second
most common source of pain. Depending upon the cause, the pain
may be constant, dull, and centered in one area; or it may be
acute or stabbing, and spread from the lower back to the buttock
and legs or from the neck to the jaw and arms.
Most back pain is due to
muscle strains and spasms, often the result of improper lifting
or abrupt twisting. You should see a doctor if back pain
persists for more than two weeks despite rest, or if it recurs.
Don't delay if the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such
as numbness in the arms or legs, or loss of bowel or bladder
If an exercise produces pain,
STOP it immediately. Pain is a warning sign that something is
wrong. Preventative measures include :
1-Use correct lifting
2-Avoid prolonged periods of sitting (walk around at least once
3-If you work at a desk (make sure that your chair provides
proper back support)
4-If your job requires long periods of standing (rest one foot
on a low stool to ease back strain) try to move about every few
5- Work to improve posture (through such exercises as yoga,
dance, and the Alexander technique).
6-Sleep on a firm mattress, or (put a bed board under it).
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