Dr. Harvey Finkelstein MD: Back Pain Prevention
Back pain, especially lower back pain, is one of the most common medical complaints. However, since there are so many possible causes for the pain it can be highly frustrating both for medical professionals and their patients to deal with. Also, since the pain is experienced only intermittently, given enough time the pain subsides and life can get back to normal.
How can lower back pain be prevented? If you sit at a desk all day in front of a computer like many people do today, it is very important to get up out of your chair at least once in an hour, and take a little stroll around the office. Our bodies, and especially our backs, were simply not designed for the amount of sitting most people do every day. Even just changing positions in the chair can go a long way to helping prevent back pain from developing.
Prevention is always preferable to treatment. However, if back pain does arise and if it is persistent, it is a good idea to consult with a physician who is a specialist in the control and management of pain, including pain of the lower back, such as Dr. Harvey Finkelstein MD.