Ask the Low Level Laser Therapy Expert – Rhonda Huisman

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Ask the Low Level Laser Therapy Expert – Rhonda Huisman

Importance of Good Back Health

The back is often called the powerhouse of the entire body. Since the spinal column supports the trunk and makes all of our physical movements possible, good spinal health is essential to our well being. As such, learning how to take care of our back, how to strengthen the muscles supporting the back, and how to maintain a supple and strong spine go a long way in preventing back pain and injury.

What Causes Back Pain

  • Muscle-skeletal presentations such as spinal disc
    injury/rupture/breakdown and muscle spasms
  • Poor posture during prolonged periods of sitting
  • Heavy lifting
  • Accidents/falls, sports injuries, fractures/sprains
  • Conditions such as pregnancy, kidney stones, tumors
    and infection
  • Disease such as arthritis, scoliosis, spinal stenosis,
    and degenerative discs
  • Stress
  • Overweight backpacks and undersized school chairs/
    desks cause chronic back pain in children/teens

Risk Factors

  • Elderly
  • Obesity
  • Poor physical fitness/inactivity
  • People with a genetic component affecting the spine
    (heredity)
  • Individuals whose job entails lifting/pushing/pulling
  • Sedentary desk jobs
  • People with poor sitting posture
  • Smokers

Prevention

Regular cardiovascular exercise is the most beneficial as it maintains good blood supply to the musculature and vertebral disc of the spine. In addition, the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has also recommended a series of exercises that have been specifically chosen in order to help condition the muscles that support the spinal column, as well as the muscles of the hips, thighs, and stomach. These exercises can be done at home, and they do not require any special exercise equipment. For full details go to:

http://spine-specialist.com/excercises

An injured or impaired spine leads to back pain which can range from mild to disabling. If you are suffering from back pain, LASER Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that WORKS!! There are no known side effects and is an excellent alternative to using over the counter and/or prescription medication and have been advised that you may need surgery. An initial 45 minute consultation is NO-COST. Call the office today at 403 527 3783!! You have nothing to lose but your pain!!