Back pain is increasingly common in older care recipients cr back pain takes various forms from a persistent dull ache to sudden sharp pain and has many causes the following are common tips to avoid back pain

Try: Be careful how you lift don’t bend over to lift heavy objects bend your knees and squat pulling in the stomach muscles and holding the object close to your body as you stand up don’t twist your body while lifting the cr should try to have someone else lift heavy objects if possible check the cr’s shoes certain shoes can cause back pain they can shift your center of gravity and strain your lower back avoid uncomfortable clothes clothing so tight that it interferes with bending sitting or walking can aggravate back pain by causing poor posture and misalignment of the spine lighten the wallet sitting on an overstuffed wallet may cause discomfort and back pain if you’re going to be sitting for a prolonged period while driving for example take your wallet out of your back pocket don’t let the cr carry a heavy bag when carrying a heavy bag or case without straps switch hands frequently to avoid putting all the stress on one side of the body to lighten the load stop using bags cases backpacks and other carriers of things you don’t need don’t use back braces various back supports are available from elastic bands to special corsets they can be helpful after certain kinds of surgery but there is not much evidence that they help treat chronic back pain by immobilizing and thus weakening back muscles back braces may actually increase back pain

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