Preventing Back Pain
There is much that a person can do to maintain a healthy back and prevent back pain. Preventative measures are especially important if back pain has already been experienced:
- Learn proper body mechanics, particularly if an occupation involves repetitive bending, lifting, and twisting.
- Exercise regularly to keep back muscles strong and flexible.
- Maintain good posture.
- Avoid standing or sitting in one place for long periods of time.
- Maintain weight within an ideal range for body size.
- Eat a healthy diet.