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Effective Methods to Avoid Back Pain in Household Work

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work or scheduling a doctor’s appointment. It usually results from a problem in the lower back with ligaments, muscles or nerves. Back pain can range from a muscle ache to a burning or stabbing sensation, that can get worse as you bend or twist. The best way to deal with back pain is to avoid it. Here are some methods to avoid the most common household injury.

Preventative measures

  • Low impact exercise – walking and swimming being two examples – will help your strength, endurance and flexibility.
  • Gentle stretching exercises allow you to gradually build your muscle strength and flexibility. Back muscles are at your core and stretching helps to keep you supple.
  • Do not smoke! Smoking greatly increases your risk of back pain.
  • Watch your weight. Being overweight can put excess strain on your back muscles.

How back pain may be caused by housework

The causal factor of a painful injury can be as simple as stretching into an unfamiliar or uncomfortable position. Add to that the repetitive stress of pushing a scrub brush, and you have the perfect combination or a mechanism of injury that can lead to severe problems. Picture someone scrubbing on hands and knees, or twisting into an awkward position to reach that last little area in the tub or shower. These contortions can lead to a lasting painful condition.

The solution

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