Back Pain

Causes Of A Bad Back and How To Treat Them

Our modern lifestyles have led to many issues with our backs, and we need to start looking after them! If you’re suffering from a bad back maybe you’ve fallen into one of these bad habits…

Poor Lifting Technique

Perhaps you’re a parent who is lifting their child up and down all day? Maybe your job is physically demanding? Or perhaps it’s just general life? Many of us don’t think about how we pick things up, but we really should as an improper technique can mean that you put too much strain on your back and start doing long term damage.

How to prevent this: Ensure that your core stomach muscles are engaged to help support your back and then…

  • Bend your knees and keep your back straight.
  • Keep the object close to you.
  • Never hold an item higher than your armpit or lower than your knees.
  • Don't move something that weighs more than 20% of your body weight.
  • Don't pivot, twist, or turn while lifting. Point your feet at the item you're lifting and face it as you pick it up. Change direction with your feet, not your waist.

Inconsistent Exercising/Activity

Do you, sometimes, like to play football at the weekend? Maybe it’s the occasional game of tennis? Although this is great, and good fun, sometimes this can lead to back strain- especially if you don’t do much during the week! Essentially your back just isn’t used to it and so you’re putting it under too much strain. Your back, like the rest of your body, needs to be exercised.

How to prevent this: Well, it’s simply exercise! Sorry to anyone who’s not a gym bunny! You don’t have to do anything too strenuous and you could try sitting on an exercise ball for parts of your day to help your core strength.

Bad Posture

Well, this is the big one isn’t it! So much about our modern lives causes us to have poor posture. We sit at computers all day, we hunch over workbenches, we drive in our cars for hours! There are just so many causes of bad posture- and it means a lot of sore backs!

How to prevent this: Thankfully there are a few things that you can do…

  • Take plenty of breaks to stand up and walk around.
  • Invest in an office chair that supports your back
  • Exercise- there it is again

If none of this works?

Don’t worry, Posture Pump is here to help you. All of these causes above mean that your back is being forced out of its natural position, when this happens the discs in your back are forced together and the natural, lubricating fluid that sits within them is pushed out and can’t do its job properly. Your bones begin to become stiff and dry and this is where your pain comes from. Posture Pump works by inflating and deflating, forcing your discs back into the correct position- the fluid returns and your back feels better! Plus, we offer a 30 day money back guarantee. So, if you’ve tried everything else now try Posture Pump. Take a look at our models, and buy online, here.

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