Have you ever had back pain?
If so you are not alone, back pain is a common complaint that nearly every person will experience at least one time in their life. Back pain is one of the most common work related injuries and one of the most frequent reasons people go to the emergency room.
Back pain can be caused by several different reasons. Frequently people lift objects that are to heavy or maybe something that is not heavy but they still lift it the wrong way. Back pain can also be caused by bulging disks or an abnormal curvature of the spine.
Treatments for back pain include a variety of different options, including physical therapy, injections, and some time even surgery.
There are a couple things you can do to avoid a back injury.
• Regular exercise
• Maintain good posture
• Never lift an object that seems heavy
Always remember to consult a doctor if back pain does not resolve.
Florida Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedics, PA
Dr. James Talkington