Five Quick Tips to a Healthy Back:

It is estimated that more than 80% of the population will experience back pain in their life…here are 5 quick tips to help keep a healthy back!

1) Avoid sitting for more than 20 minutes:
We, as humans, are not designed to sit. When we do sit, TEN TIMES the pressure pushes down on your spine! After 20 minutes of sitting, you must stand up and move around.  If you can’t stand up and move, continually adjusting your seating position will help.

2) Avoid sleeping on your stomach:
When you sleep on your stomach, it causes the spine to twist opposite of what is normal. Help cure this by sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees.

3) Avoid sitting Cross Legged:
Again, our spine is not designed to continually be twisted. Sitting in this position puts pressure on the joints and stretches vulnerable muscles.

4) Wear the right shoes:
High heels, sandals, flip flops increase back pain. They do not provide shock absorption and increase pressure on the spine.

5) ICE, not heat:
Ice is the best way to reduce back pain. Ice is a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.

These are just a few of the tips available to help protect and provide for a healthy back. If you would like more tips and some added bonuses to help keep your back safe, download a copy of our breakthrough back pain report, click:

Andrew Vertson

Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from California State University, Fresno in 1991. He then earned his Master’s degree of Physical Therapy in 1996 and his Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy in 2002 from Loma Linda University. In 1996 he also earned his Certification as an Athletic Trainer. He has also completed extensive post-graduate course work in orthopedic manual therapy through Kaiser-West Los Angeles and the Ola Grimsby Institute.
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