back pain

October 30, 2017

5 THINGS ABOUT BACK PAIN

Low back pain is a major health issue. It affects 84 per cent of the working population at some point in their life and is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost work time. But back pain doesn’t have to hijack your sick days. Here are some universal ‘back facts’ to keep in mind if you catch yourself suffering from this pesky problem: Rest vs. Staying […]
June 28, 2017

How To Prevent Back Pain When Lifting

If hitting the gym is on your to-do list this year, then you may be ready for some heavy lifting. You may already know to bend your knees to lift with ease, but you also need to keep your back straight! Studies show that the most common injuries among weightlifters are to the spine, shoulders and knees. A neutral spine — with 3 natural curves in your neck, upper back and lower back — will protect you from these injuries. When held steady, it is the safest and strongest position for the […]
December 27, 2016

Is Laying On The Floor Good For Your Back?

Laying on the floor is a great way to stretch your back. All day you may be sitting in the car, at work or at home and your spine is constantly bent forward in flexion like the picture on the right: This puts tremendous pressure on the spine, the muscle and the joints. This can lead to achiness and soreness, especially in the upper and lower back regions. Laying on […]
December 17, 2016

Lift Light to Shovel Right!

Snow Shovelling Winter weather can pack a punch and, with the season’s heavy snowfalls, injuries often result. Improper snow shovelling is often to blame. But shovelling out after a storm doesn’t have to leave you stiff and sore. With a little know-how, you can clear your driveway without the all-too-common back, neck and shoulder pain cramping your style. Here’s how: Before You Start: Drink plenty of water. Dehydration is just […]