Back pain can be debilitating and it’s often surprising how much of life is impacted with a hurt back. In turn, there are also myriad habits that can cause pain. Take the cell phone for example. Chronic bending of the neck to read messages can actually cause strain, adding weight to the neck. Other simple items like driving and unloading a car can also cause back pain. Vacuuming, carrying bags and other household chores are also potential culprits. Whatever it is they’re doing, make sure that they move and position their back properly to avoid strain.
- The spine can relax and bloat some during sleep, so caution is advised when moving first thing in the morning.
- Lifting heavy loads, even one’s children, without practicing proper posture can cause injury if they’re not careful.
- Sitting in a slumped or hunched position can cause back pain, so ensure they’re not slouching into bad habits that will hurt.
“Simple things like getting out of bed and brushing one’s teeth can put strain on the spine”