Neck pain and upper back pain may be two of the most common ailments people experience. From struggling to move your neck, to worrying about the position you sit in on your favorite sofa, pain in the upper torso is debilitating. Yet, many of those who experience these kinds of issues haven’t suffered a fall, twisted their necks unnaturally, or been on rollercoasters since their pain started. For most people, the cause of neck pain or upper back discomfort can’t be pinpointed: there is no single unique moment in which their backs or necks could have been injured. What then? How did they come to be in so much pain? And if you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking the same thing about yourself. Fear not, however, because we’re here to help. In this post, we’ll be investigating the hidden causes that have led to your neck and upper back pain. We’ll also be looking at what to do about it and which steps to take next. [...]
Protect your back for life! So often we get going on the laundry or picking something up from the ground that we don’t think is heavy and we hunch over and pick it up. Even if that shirt is light weight it is essential to still use appropriate body mechanics. Here are some ways to pick up objects with good form. Remember whatever it is you are picking up. Keep that object close to your body.
Squat to pick up: keep your feet TWO FIST WIDTH apart or wider, keep your BELLY FIRM, stick your butt backward
Golfers pick up: Standing on 1 leg, keep BELLY FIRM (engaging your transverse abdominis)
Squat Pick Up: Spread your feet apart, at least "two fist widths", bend your knees and stick your buttocks out behind you. Keep your stomach pulled in tight (engaging your transverse abdominis).
Lunge to pick up: Step forward with 1 leg, Keep your weight evenly distributed on the front leg, lower yourself down, keep BELLY FIRM (engaging your transverse abdominis) and pick up object.
The answer for your low back pain and achy hips. This is beautiful for pregnant moms, who are suffering from low back pain in pregnancy. This helps loosen up the gluteal muscles and pelvic attachments and decreases the stress on the pelvic joints. This is also a perfect answer for some who has an achy leg, or nagging discomfort in the hip of leg. Enjoy!
Author: Allison Feldt
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