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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Avoid Back Pain & Injury While Decorating This Holiday Season

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 @ 09:45 AM

Decorating during the holiday season can be tricky. You can easily strain or injure your back while trying to put up decorations.  A nasty fall could result in a back injury or even broken bones. Here are some tips to staying safe while decorating.

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Severe Back Pain Treatment - Father & Son Testimonial

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 02:54 PM

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Back Injuries Can Be Due to Back Packs

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 @ 08:18 PM

Back packs, although necessary for kids and college students, may cause a significant amount of damage to your spine, and your kid's spine if used improperly. Textbooks are heavier than they may appear on the table, and overloading a back pack with too much weight may put your child's back at risk for episodes of back pain, and long term damage to the spine. Fortunately, by following a few easy guidelines and a little common sense you can send your kids off to school with the peace of mind that at least their back pack is not causing problems.

The first tip is to make sure the back pack you select is designed with the spine in mind. Backpacks with wheels are always a good bet. Also, when shopping look for one that has padded adjustable shoulder straps, and an adjustable belt strap. The belt, waist, or hip strap helps to redistribute some of the load away from the back making it easier to carry. Furthermore, keep in mind the material of the backpack. You will want to choose one that is made from lightweight material, because the less weight that your child is lugging around the better. Also, limiting your child's load to 5-10% of their body weight is a great precaution to take.

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