Prevention is better than cure, this adage is what we will fit in to the discussants this time. So before back pain presents a more severe danger to health, know in advance what activities or bad habits can trigger back pain.
Here are some bad habits that can trigger back pain in a person.
1. Sitting for a long time throughout the day
Sitting all day with a monitor screen in front of us is indeed a lighter job when compared to a job that requires us to take a walk. However, did you know that this kind of work is dangerous, especially for those of you who ignore proper posture while sitting all day. Sitting all day at the computer can cause the back muscles to become weak because the muscles are inactive. In addition, sitting also puts 40% more stress on the spine compared to standing. For that, switch to a standing desk, using the standing desk facility, which can help you keep your core and back muscles engaged throughout the day. It’s just that, if getting a standing desk isn’t possible for you, then adjust the sitting position to 135 degrees angle. This can reduce compression of the spinal discs. Also, make sure your head is straight, and not tensing your front when using the computer.
2. Carrying a Large Bag
If you are a typical person who always carries all the important items in the bag you carry, then when you have back pain or back pain, don’t feel strange. Carrying heavy loads on one side of your body will cause your shoulders to become unbalanced and your spine will become unbalanced. For this reason, you should carry enough load, if conditions require you to carry a lot of stuff, then the alternative is to pocket some other items.
3. Sleep on an old mattress
A study explains that the use of a good mattress is 9 to 10 years. Now, if you feel a complaint of back pain, try to remember maybe the life span of your mattress is too old. For that, replace your mattress with a mattress that is not too hard and not too soft. A foam mattress can be an alternative because a foam mattress will shape the contours of your body which allows your bones to stay straight throughout the night.
When you are stressed, your whole body, including the muscles in your neck and back, will contract and tighten. Meanwhile, if you are constantly under stress, your tight and tense muscles will not get a chance to relax, if this happens then you may feel pain. For that, as much as possible avoid your body from the causes of stress by doing lots of exercise and eating healthy foods such as vegetables and fruit and getting adequate rest time.
Those are some of the bad habits that we may unconsciously be able to trigger back pain or back pain. Back pain that comes suddenly will certainly be excruciating, especially if the pain you feel occurs while you are working, this will certainly disturb you and your work. To, as much as possible reduce and start overcoming these bad habits, so that you don’t feel the complaints of back pain.