It's almost that time again... the kids are going back to school! The school supplies are front and center in the stores, and included in the supply list is a backpack to carry them all. Choosing the right backpack, adjusting for the right fit, and filling it appropriately are very important to the health of your child's back - at any age. I've included general principles to follow and specific guidelines below for each age range.
It can be very frustrating to have back pain interfere with your garden plan. You end up watching plant starts or seed just sitting on the counter while weeds continue to grow in the garden beds. And you may not know when you will feel well enough to get back at it. I've hurt my back twice while gardening. The first was after clearing the garden bed to get it ready for planting. The second - and more severe - injury was at harvest time. I was trying to get ALL the tomatoes and veggies in before the first frost. It never pays to hurry in the garden! That's why I've written about ways that you can enjoy gardening while protecting your back.
Now that the Christmas holidays are over, it's time to stow away the decorations for another year. Doing so poses a risk for back, knee and shoulder injuries. The following tips will help prevent such injuries so that you get going with the new year.
How many times have you woken up this week feeling exhausted after an awful nights sleep?
And how many times has lower back pain left you relying on painkillers, unable to get comfortable in bed, or struggling through the day with stiff joints and tight low back muscles?
If this is an issue you are suffering with, and you are desperate to learn how to sleep with lower back pain, this blog will help!