There are far too many people who feel their back pain is simply an unavoidable discomfort. But there is good news. Your Frisco back pain doctor has treatments that specifically targets your back pain. And as far as future back problems go, you have more control over that than what you might think. You can wreck your back in any number of ways to be sure, but there are ways to minimize the wear and tear.

The Weekend Warrior

Many back injuries occur over the weekend when you engage in a pick-up basketball game or a round of golf. Many of these weekend warriors think they still have what it takes to play like a pro when they are in fact way past their prime. Other weekend warriors use their off time to tackle those projects around the house, often ending up on the couch with an ice pack. Yard work, cleaning the garage and painting the kitchen can be as hard on your back as a basketball game. The biggest prevention to these back issues is in exercise and stretching. The key to avoiding back injuries is in stretching and strengthening the core muscles.

Poor Lifting habits

Plain and simple, many of us don’t practice proper lifting techniques and it is detrimental to our backs. For example, never bend at the waist when lifting, always bend at the knees. Keep the object you are carrying close to you, not at arms length. Most important, don’t move something that is more than 20 percent of your body weight.

Check back with us and we will offer more ways you can prevent future back injuries.