The image to the right links to an 11-minute educational overview produced by Evans Health Lab about back pain. The helpful video does an excellent job of explaining when you need surgery, when you probably don’t, what diagnostic tests reveal and other helpful advice to make you a more knowledgeable healthcare consumer. You’ll also learn what home remedies and other treatments may help manage your back pain. Copyright © Evans Health Lab.
There are additional things that you can do to alleviate stress and strain on your back and neck.
If you have to sit for an extended period of time, you should attempt to move around every 20 minutes. Also, any additional support that you can provide to your back will be helpful – this can be as easy as a rolled up towel or magazine placed at the base of your back.
If possible, do not bend from the waist.
Remember that anytime you begin an activity – stretch your muscles beforehand and always stop your activity if any pain arises.
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