How is your back holding up?
Did you hurt your back while you were out shoveling snow?
1.) The Purpose of This Article
A.) Not to bore you.
B.) To illustrate how back pain can start.
C.) To show you a great way you can help to treat your back pain conservatively (and cost effectively).
2.) Back Pain
We have all heard about the importance of good posture and proper body mechanics, but when it comes to shoveling snow, there is not text on how to do this properly. Sure, you might be thinking, “let a snow blower do the heavy lifting”, but you and I both know this is not always possible.
We have all been there. At some point or another, we have used a shovel to clear the drive way or sidewalk of snow. The weight of the snow might not be that bad, but its the repetitive effort of clearing the snow from your shovel that requires force. – You already know that to be true. This is where the back pain can start. Actually, your back issues could have started a while back and you were not 100 percent aware of it,… and then all of the sudden the shoveling of the snow just made your back pain soar! – Can you relate?
3.) Why You Need To Think About Back Support – Pain Reduction & Increased Stability
One of the very best things about a back support is that they can help to reduce your back pain. Actually, a well designed back support can do so almost immediately! They can help you to reduce your back pain to the point where many people do not need to take pain medications all the time. – The improved support that they can provide can really help you to avoid making those painful movements with your back that will make your pain escalate.
Many back supports are also very low profile these days. The saying “less is more” could definitely apply to the design of many back supports today. You can usually not even tell that someone has one on, because they are extremely easy to hide underneath a shirt.
*This is health information. – We do really believe in the positive benefits of back supports, but this article should not be seen as a substitute for the advice that your doctor will give you regarding your back issues.