“Live life and forget your age.” -Norman Vincent Peale
Norman had it right, except all it takes is hurting your back, and then you feel your age every minute!
When back pain has you suffering, consider this:
Acupuncture is one of the most time-tested treatments known to mankind. It’s a very effective treatment for many different symptoms. These symptoms include pain from a variety of causes, as well as many other conditions including nausea, smoking cessation, problems with addiction, inflammatory conditions, anxiety and depression, to name just a few.
Acupuncture is very helpful for back pain as well. Clinical practice guidelines issued by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians recommend acupuncture as one of several non-drug approaches physicians should consider when patients with chronic low-back pain do not respond to self-care (practices that people can do by themselves, such as remaining active, applying heat, and taking pain-relieving medications).
Back pain is one of the most frequently treated symptoms, and most people experience great results.
Let acupuncture help bring you relief from back pain!
Here’s some tips for a healthy back (brought to you by the North American Spine Society)
- Standing… keeping one foot forward of the other, with knees slightly bent, takes the pressure off your low back.
- Sitting… sitting with your knees slightly higher than your hips provides good low back support.
- Reaching… stand on a stool to reach things that are above your shoulder level.
- Moving Heavy Items… pushing is easier on your back than pulling. Use your arms and legs to start the push. If you must lift a heavy item, get someone to help you.
- Lifting… kneel down on one knee with the other foot flat on the floor as near as possible to the item you are lifting. Lift with your legs, not your back, keeping the object close to your body at all times.
- Carrying… two small objects (one in either hand) may be easier to handle than one large one. If you must carry one large object, keep it close to your body.
- Sleeping… sleeping on your back puts 55 lbs. of pressure on your back. Putting a couple of pillows under your knees cuts the pressure in half. Lying on your side with a pillow between your knees also reduces the pressure.
- Weight Control… additional weight puts a strain on your back. Keep within 10 lbs. of your ideal weight for a healthier back.
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