Prevention for Lumbar Region Affliction

By Cristina Becker

Most of us at some point I will experience low back pain. This is the most common medical conditions in the world. We depend so heavily on our back for our mobility. Small injuries can begin to have a much greater impact on this area of the body. People most affected are those between 30 and 50 years old. The aging process has some effect on diminishing be vitality of this critical area. If you remain vigilant, you can take actions to reduce the chance of injury and maintain be vitality of your lower back.

The lower back consist of the spinal column. It is generally referred to as the five discs just below the thoracic cage. This is often referred to as the lumbar. These bones are stacked one on top of the other creating a column.

There are five discs that compose the lumbar and form part of the spinal column which is supporting your body's weight. The spinal column supports the weight of the body and also protects the spinal cord. The lumbar consist of five discs which are stacked on top of each other. They are separated by bands of soft tissue which allow the column to be flexible.

There are certain chronic conditions which cause degeneration to the soft tissues or the bone of the cervical discs. Conditions such as degenerative disc disease or degenerative arthritis are chronic and may require surgery to rectify.

There are other certain situations which we have full control of. We control how we stand and our posture. We also control are sitting position. Another critical area is lifting objects. By being aware of the proper techniques, we can help minimize stresses and strains on our lower back.

Many of us work at a desk and have a computer. We may have to sit for long hours at a time. Having the proper sitting position is important to avoid problems in the lumbar. It is important to have an ergonomic chair which supports the spine and the arms. It should be adjustable so it will comfortably fit your body.

When you said, it is important that you are seated upright. If you lean too far back or forward this causes can uneven distribution of your weight. If you sit in an improper position, then this puts more stress and strain on your spine.

When you stand, do you slouch? Many of us slouched by putting our shoulders forward and kind of functioning over. Instead we should put our shoulders back and our head up. Not only will this help our confidence it will tremendously help our backs.

Many people simply do not lift objects properly. Most of us just bend over and pick things up using our backs. This not only puts the weight of our body on the lumbar but also the weight of the object. This can lead to straining these important muscles.

The proper way to lift an object is to use your legs. Lower your body by bending your knees. Next, and straighten your legs until you are standing upright. Keep your back straight so the weight of the object is put on your legs.

One of the easiest methods to use for maintaining the health of the lumbar is with stretching. Stretching exercises can include walking, swimming and massage therapy. These movement therapies are used to improve the muscle balance and their flexibility. Start a routine of back healthy activities to maintain your mobility.

By maintaining the proper health of your spine, you can avoid many potential lower back problems. Of course, as we age we will lose some strength and flexibility. Therefore, it is vital to have a routine of back healthy activities. This will help ensure that you maintain the flexibility and strength to avoid potential injuries and enjoy many more activities. - 32188

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