Back aches and spinal injuries are very common in our everyday lives. Most of the people around the world will encounter back problems at least once in their lifetime. Many of these people will even continue to experience multiple episodes of back issues.
A number of people will eventually decide to undergo some kind of surgical procedures, and a small percent of those who did, will see their condition become chronic. Serious back problems can cause to lose the ability to participate in the activities you enjoy most. Back problems can make everyday life filled with misery and with pain. In the worst cases, a back problem can interfere with your mobility and might even to the extend of being bed ridden.
Most people will be exposed by this risk if they sit in front of computer all day or stand for long hours for a period of time. They take their backs for granted, not realizing that they put their put tremendous amounts of strain on their backs every day. Almost everything you do requires the use of your back.
So how do you protect your back? Believe it or not, you can protect your back in bed. Do you know that even though you might be thinking that while sleeping your muscles are resting and you are carrying anything, a bed that does not offer your back enough support could be the reason why you wake up with stiff back. If you constantly sleep in a position that is not good for your back for the whole night, you could be damaging your back without knowing it.
Stretching your back regularly is important to keep your back flexible. Exercise is essential to strengthen your back. The muscles in your back are not only used to support the spine, but it is also to hold the whole weight of your upper body. Remember to always do stretching before exercising so as to not suffer injuries to the back.
Good posture is important for a healthy back. Avoid bad habits that could put stress on your back like for instance, slouching on the sofa while watching TV or even standing slanted while you brush your teeth in the morning.