exactly is low back pain? Bottom line is that pain in your lower back
(where are located the five lumbar vertebrae) and is responsible for
millions of people visit their doctor every year. It has plenty of
causes, but the main ones are:
* Make great effort to pull or carry heavy objects (over 30 kilos) and push a car, without the support of a girdle.
Adopt poor posture while sitting or standing for long hours or remain
motionless long periods (there are people who spend more than 6 hours
without changing position).
* Having to drive a car accident, fall, run over or suffer even when pushed on public transport.
For problems of a muscle, bone and joint (related to bones and joints),
pelvis and kidney and urinary tract, as can demonstrated by the lower
* Specific spinal conditions such as infections, tumors,
herniated discs and the lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica or pain radiating
down the leg), as well as degenerative joint problems (swelling and
Experts say back pain is preventable through various measures:
* Maintaining ideal weight in order to avoid overloading of the spine and joints.
Monitor positions: keep your back straight, choosing a proper seat at
work, sleeping on your back or side in a fetal position and sit flat on
the seat, not “right next”.
* Avoid carrying heavy bags and loaded it
as the supermarket, because the weight is shifted to the arms and the
tension is reflected in the dorsal cervical vertebrae.
bending your back to lift objects off the floor, is best done with your
knees bent, keeping your back straight. So the effort is done by the
* Try not to sit or stand more than 2 hours in the same
position whenever possible you have to change position, bend your legs
and move the muscles in general.
* Children should not carry heavy
backpacks (if they charge many useful are advised those with casters);
least one shoulder. Nor should women carry heavy bags.
* It’s basic
constant exercise to maintain muscle tone, especially the lower back,
and then we will be able to make a sudden movement and support as a
shock mishap or down stairs.
Swimming and yoga for back pain
the sport more convenient to avoid this condition, both experts agree
that the best option is swimming, since it strengthens the muscles of
the abdomen and back, plus it is in a position to muscle relaxation and
no impact on the floor because there is no gravity. Moreover, it is
necessary to 10 laps in the pool, it also helps just dabble.
activities that prevent low back pain are yoga (relaxes the spine),
bike, walk and run sustained speed, but with appropriate footwear to
avoid impacts to the column.
By contrast, sports with a higher
risk of causing low back pain are bodybuilding, football, basketball,
volleyball and karate. It is therefore essential that the practice is
counted with proper equipment, the continued care and directions for
practice and used strips or templates prescribed by physicians to avoid
A bad back pain treated can cause problems
that require more attention and recovery time. It is likely that the
lumbar nerve roots tighten and cause a herniated disc or a vertebra
displacement, so it’s best to go with your doctor as soon as symptoms