Twist & Shout- Common Ways To Strain The Lower Back

If you suffer from low back pain, you may be unconsciously aggravating your symptoms daily. Our spines were built to rotate especially in the neck and low back. But we need to be careful and avoid mindless twisting and bending. In the following everyday situations, we may bend and twist unknowingly thus straining the lower back. [if !supportLists] 1. In the bathroom: Twisting to reach for toilet paper? Try preparing the toilet paper before you sit down or have a toilet paper stand positioned so that you don’t have to twist. Rounding the back while bending to brush our teeth and rinse our mouths puts undue strain on the smaller muscles of our low back. Try staggering your stance, using th

Improve Your Ability to Balance

Balance is critical to our daily functioning as beings in space and depends on a delicate set of operations. Our body’s ability to balance can be compromised for many reasons: neuropathy or loss of sensation on the bottom of your feet, impaired vision, and health conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, brain injury, vertigo. Balance can also be impaired by natural aging processes, orthopedic injuries, and muscle weakness. Here are the components that contribute to balance. Then read ideas about what you can do to improve your chances of staying upright and reduce your chances of falling. [if !supportLists]1. Eyesight: Our ability to see provides us information

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