Avoid Lower Back Pain

10 Strategies to Avoid Lower Back Pain

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The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles and plays a supportive role for our bodies – at rest and in motion. According to the American Chiropractic Association, you can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. The Canadian Chiropractic Association tells us over 80% of Canadians can expect to suffer an episode of lower back pain in their lifetime, and it is a leading cause of disability and prolonged work absences. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for …

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Stand More and Sit Less

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Every day, millions of people wake up in the morning, hop in their car and drive to work. Once at work they sit through their work day, and most of their breaks, before getting back into their car and driving home in the evening. Once at home, they prepare dinner, watch some TV and go to bed. This happens five or more days a week, and even on weekends and holidays. This modern lifestyle doesn’t leave much room for physical activity at all. According to Statistics Canada, the average person walks less than half an hour per day – that …