Back pain is a common ailment in some care recipients cr preventing back pain is a possibility for some crs although not a guarantee the following are some commonly suggested ways to avoid back pain remember not all crs will be able to do some of these activities

Try: Abdominal crunches when performed properly strengthen abdominal muscles and may decrease tendency to suffer back pain although not useful to treat back pain stretching exercises are helpful in alleviating tight back muscles the pelvic tilt also helps alleviate tight back muscles lumbar support belts workers who frequently perform heavy lifting are often required to wear these belts there is no proof that these belts prevent back injury some individuals enjoy the extra support standing while standing keep your head up and stomach pulled in this is a basic movement most crs can perform sitting chairs of appropriate height for the task at hand with good lumbar support are preferable to avoid putting stress on the back chairs should swivel sleeping individual crs vary with good positions if the mattress is too soft many crs will experience backaches the same is true for sleeping on a hard mattress lifting don’t allow the cr to lift objects that are too heavy teach good posture for lifts

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