Tips to prevent back pain

  1. Maintain healthy diet and weight
  2. Remain active
  3. Avoid prolonged bed rest
  4. Warm up or stretch before exercising or other physical activity, such as gardening
  5. Maintain proper posture
  6. Wear comfortable low heeled shoes
  7. Sleep on mattress of medium firmness to minimize any curve in your spine
  8. Lift with your knees, keep objects close to your body and do not twist when lifting
  9. Quit smoking since smoking reduces blood flow, resulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation to spinal tissues
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Venice, FL 34285
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