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They say that it’s the little things that add up to big problems, and the same goes with back pain. Having poor posture, lifting heavy objects improperly, and other bad habits can add to your back pain. Most of the time, back pain is an unintended consequence of these accumulated activities. Back pain can lead to long-term damage to your muscles, back, and spine. Avoiding these harmful activities might just save you a trip to Spine Center of Texas:

  • Improper lifting – If you don’t bend at your knees whenever you lift a heavy object, you’re actually putting too much stress on your back muscles. This will negatively affect your back.
  • Staying in one position for long periods of time – This is worse for those who stay in one position with their lower back bent forward. Activities such as watching television, playing videogames, or working in front of a computer for several hours are common examples of this bad habit. Aside from back pain, neck pain may also develop in these cases.
  • Wearing high heels frequently – Frequently wearing high heels can actually change the mechanics of how a person walks. Not only do high heels affect back problems, it can also affect a person’s legs. Make sure to give your feet a break by wearing flats from time to time.

With proper prevention, minor back pains should typically resolve themselves. Minor back pains are aches that you haven’t felt before. You can feel them in your back and neck, but the pain shouldn’t radiate to your extremities. If pain is keeping you from doing your normal activities, its time to go to a back specialist and have your problem checked. When the pain starts to radiate out to your arms and legs, this is a major concern that needs to be addresses. Also, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms and legs can all indicate a serious condition. If you have any back pain concerns, don’t hesitate to contact Spine Center of Texas and schedule an appointment to talk to our specialists.

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