Tip of the Week
The most common mistakes leading to a bad back are poor body mechanics and unhealthy habits. How you move objects, your posture, not stretching before exercising and wearing the wrong kind of shoes all can contribute to one of the most common medical problems today, with back pain affecting 8 out of 10 people in their lifetime, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Douglas Won, founder and director of Minimally Invasive SpineCARE and Star Medical Center in Plano, Tex., offers some tips to improve overall back health:
First, maintain proper body mechanics:
Next, adopt healthy habits:
— Amber Krosel, More Content Now