Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Is Your Office Chair The Source Of Your Back Pain?

Chances are good that whether you are at work or at your computer at home, you are reading this while sitting on an office chair. And while we hope we’re wrong, that chair you’re sitting on is probably not your back’s best friend. Is it one of those simply-constructed task chairs that wobbles when you move, and has an open, unsupported back? Or potentially worse, is it a fancy leather executive chair that looks nice and feels soft to the touch, but brings pangs of pain into your back? There are too many inferior chairs on the market to keep track of, and sadly, some of them are quite expensive. While well-constructed, ergonomic office chairs are rarely cheap, price unto itself is not a signifies of quality.

There are several things to look for in a good office chair that will support your back to help reduce and prevent pain, and give your body the freedom of movement necessary. In short – your body wasn’t designed to sit. It thrives on mobility, from bending and stretching to lifting and walking. However, modern life doesn’t allow for the amount of movement our bodies would prefer, and poorly-designed furniture only adds to the problem by not considering what our bodies need in its construction. We can’t grant a general diagnosis as to the source of back pain for everyone reading this. But if you are sitting on a chair every day that wasn’t built with ergonomic support and are experiencing back pain, neck pain, or even difficulty concentrating, a better chair may be just what your body is asking for.

we carry a wide variety of ergonomic office chairs to suit every budget and every body. We are proud to offer selections from some of the best names in the back care business, including Varier and BodyBilt, and are also very proud to have recently launched our own line, the Galaxy Office Chair Collection. The Galaxy line of chairs was designed to bring sturdy, supportive, smartly-designed office chairs for a fantastic price. These ergonomic chairs bring many important features including:
  • Waterfall Seat Design. This is simply the gentle sloping forward at the front of the seat, which helps to relieve pressure on the backs of your knees. This is important not only for comfort, but for circulation as well.
  • Seat Height Adjustability. Most office chairs will have this feature, but its importance is not to be overlooked!
  • Center-Tilt Movement. This allows your chair, and hence your body, to rock back and forth. Whether you are reaching for a file, or reaching for the phone, it is important to have a chair that responds to your movements instead of standing in the way of them and causing undue stress to your body.
  • Contoured Cushions. While people come in all shapes and sizes, no matter their shape and size a contoured cushion helps to keep them comfortable and stable in their seat. 
  • Arm Height Adjustment. This feature isn’t found on every good office chair out there, but for me personally I find it’s a must. I’m at the computer for at least 10 hours most days, and when I’m reading I need a comfortable place to rest my arms. Everything in the body is connected, and discomfort in one location can trigger a pain in another.
Are you interested in upgrading to one of our ergonomic office chairs or uniquely comfortable kneeling chairs? We’d be happy to extend a 10% discount for any item on our site to readers of The Back Pain Blog! All orders over $100 will ship free, and we offer a low shipping rate for orders under $100. Please use code: CWIL10 to save 10% through 3/31/11. And if you have any questions at all about which chair or back care products best suit your needs, feel free to call Backcare Basics at 800.858.8987. One of our back care experts will be happy to discuss your unique needs with you and get you on the path to a happier back! 

How to Get Rid of Bad Back Pain?

Million Dollar question.As a health professional, i have not seen a person who is not facing back pain problem of his any stage of age.For affected this health issue there is no age.Anytime anyone can get affected.There is lots of reason people are suffering this serious health problem.If a person were just little careful, he or she could easily avoid this.Now the question is,"how to get Rid of it". There is lots of exercise and workout to get rid of it.Also has lots of medicine.But I am not suggested anyone take any medicine to get rid of it.If your back pain seriously suffers you and workout, other exercise and therapy do not work then before taking any medicine you should consult with a professional doctor who has experience.My opinion is before going a doctor try an inversions therapy using the inversion table.As a professional I always suggest my patients take inversion therapy, and I saw almost 90% of my patients are get rid of it.

Back Pain- Exercises to Strengthen Your Core


How to:
  1. Lie face down on mat resting on the forearms, palms flat on the floor.
  2. Push off the floor, raising up onto toes and resting on the elbows.
  3. Keep your back flat, in a straight line from head to heels.
  4. Tilt your pelvis and contract your abdominal to prevent your rear end from sticking up in the air or sagging in the middle.
  5. Hold for 20 to 60 seconds, lower and repeat for 3-5 reps.


How to:
Lie flat on the floor with your lower back pressed to the ground. Put your hands beside your head. Bring knees up to about 45- degree angle and slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion. Touch your left elbow to your right knee, then your right elbow to your left knee. Keep even, relaxed breathing throughout.
  1. Lie on the floor and lace your fingers behind your head.
  2. Bring the knees in towards the chest and lift the shoulder blades off the floor without pulling on the neck.
  3. Straighten the left leg out while simultaneously turning the upper body to the right, taking the left elbow towards the right knee.
  4. Switch sides, bringing the right elbow towards the left knee.
  5. Continue alternating sides in a ‘pedaling’ motion for 1-3 sets of 12-16 reps.

Exercise Ball Crunch

How to:
  1. Lie on the ball, positioning it under the lower back.
  2. Cross your arms over the chest or place them behind your head.
  3. Contract your abs to lift your torso off the ball, pulling the bottom of your ribcage down toward your hips.
  4. As you curl up, keep the ball stable (i.e., the ball shouldn’t roll).
  5. Lower back down, getting a stretch in the abs, and repeat for
1-3 sets of 12-16 reps.

Bridge Leg Raises (with or without ball)

How to:
  1. Lie on the ground, bend knees at 90 degrees.
  2. Lift pelvis up to straighten the leg and spine, leaving the shoulders on the mat.
  3. Raise leg up, keeping it straight, touch your heal to the mat and back up again.
  4. Optional with or without the ball, add the ball for more difficulty.
  5. Continue alternating sides for 1-3 sets of 12-16 reps.

Lumbar Extension

How to:
  1. Lie on the ball, positioning it under the stomach.
  2. Place your hands under your chin or behind your head.
  3. Contract your low back to lift your torso off the ball, extending your head and shoulders up in the air.
  4. As you extend up, keep the ball stable (i.e., the ball shouldn’t roll).
  5. Careful not to over extend, only come to a neutral position.
  6. Lower back down, getting a stretch in the abs, and repeat for 1-3 sets of 12-16 reps.

Back Pain Kidney: Know the Pain

Back pain kidney is commonly associated with the lower right back pain. There are the symptoms that you should know to differentiate it with the lower back pain that is caused by muscle injury. It is when you feel the discomfort in your lower back. When it comes to kidney problems, it is not only kidney stone, but also inflammation, kidney injury, bleeding kidney, and even hematoma. You should be able to differentiate those kidney problems with the muscular injury. That is why it is important for you to visit the doctor to get the further test.

Back Pain Kidney Check

To check the back pain kidney; whether it is caused by kidney problems or by muscle injury. You can press the certain spot where you feel the pain. If you feel the sharp pain that comes quickly when you press it, chance is you suffer from kidney problems. You need to visit the doctor to get the further test to determine which kind of problem you have due to back pain kidney. On the contrary, if the pain you feel come gradually and increase from time to time, then it can be caused by the muscle injury. This can be trigger the trauma injury when you fall or accidentally hit or being hit.

Lower Back Pain Kidney

When it comes to the location, actually if it is the kidney problems, you will feel the pain in both sides of the spine where the kidneys are located. It can be in the lower back or above the hips. However, the pain that is caused by kidney problems is more like to be noticed in the right side. That is why lower back pain kidney is often detected. Back pain kidney can also be seen in the other symptoms. When you have fever, vomit, and chill, as well as burning sensation during urinating, then you should be careful since those the symptoms of back pain kidney.

Back Pain during Pregnancy 

Back pain during pregnancy is totally different with lower back pain kidney stones. It is because the pain you feel is because the uterus keeps growing, so that it stretches out. When it is stretched out, the abdominal muscle gets weak. That causes the back pain. Keep in mind that the symptoms are different with back pain kidney. You will not feel the troubles when urinating like when people feel in back pain kidney.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also be the cause of back pain. Keep in mind that this kind of back pain will not last after the pregnancy. It means that after you deliver your baby, this is supposed to stop. If it does not, then you should visit your doctor since it may be back pain kidney.