Things like putting the shopping into the back of the car at the same time telling the kids to stop fighting and the bag slips giving rise to an acute attack of muscle spasm in your neck – always stay focused when you have anything in your hands. We are big fans of gyms but it is a place you need to be concentrating whenever you have a weight in your hand or are completing exercises e.g. sit ups, push ups. There is always a right way and a wrong way to do things One of the more common ways to injure your back is just picking the weights up off the rack. Gyms are great social places – which is terrific – but once into an exercise or with a weight in your hand it is full focus.
WHEN YOU ARE FATIGUED
It is surprising how often we hear from patients ” I have been working hard in the garden all day shoveling raking and pruning and all I did at the end of the day was just bend down to pick up the last leaf and my back gave way”. In situations like this it is the cumulative nature of what has happened throughout the day’s work so when tired call it a day
RAKING, SWEEPING AND VACUUMING
Three things that are we find in our clinics are very common ways of injuring your back. The posture of being slightly bent forward and moving from side to side is diabolical so just take it easy and be conscious of your posture. Never be in a hurry. Do things the easiest way not the fastest
For over 50 years and thousands of patients, the Yaksich osteopath clinic has been helping West Australians by providing quality health care pain management for back, neck and shoulder injury. Yaksich osteopathy clinic is a member of Osteopathy Australia and offer allied osteopathic medicine, rehabilitation & remedial therapy.