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It is an unfortunate truth that most people will struggle with back or neck pain at some point in their lifetime.
While preventive measures are not always enough, the following guidelines are intended to promote healthy habits and help prevent avoidable back and neck injuries.
Your overall health is an important factor in the health of your back and neck. Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle to reduce your risk for back and neck-related pain and injury:
Whether you are toting a toddler, lugging a laptop bag, shoveling snow, or bearing boxes, lifting can you put you at risk for injury.
Practicing proper lifting techniques can help you to avoid unnecessary strain and pressure that could cause you back pain or injury. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
If your job involves manual labor, you are likely well trained to protect yourself against the risk of injury. Unfortunately, those who perform intellectual labor are not always equally prepared for the potential health risks associated with spending long hours at a desk.
Regular computer users should ensure that they have workstations that are properly arranged to prevent overuse injuries of the back or neck. Here are some guidelines to consider:
Our team of orthopedic spine surgeons represents an impressive level of training and experience in the full scope of back and neck conditions.
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