EXTREME PAIN RELIEF FOR THE EXTREME ATHLETE

Back Pain

Causes, Symptoms & Prevention Tips

Is there anything more frustrating than back pain? We don’t think so. Well, here’s some useful info and tips to get you straightened out and back to those DIY projects and piggyback rides.

COMMON CAUSES:

  • Incorrect posture while standing or sitting at work
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Improperly lifting heavy objects
  • Falling, tripping or missing a step
  • Wearing old or worn-out footwear with no support

COMMON SYMPTOMS:

  • Difficulty moving
  • Dull, achy pain
  • Pain that moves around to the groin, buttock or upper thigh
  • Muscle spasms

PREVENTING PAIN:

  • Stretch and warm-up before physical activity
  • Maintain proper posture while sitting and standing
  • Use lumbar support when sitting for long periods of time at a desk or in a car
  • Wear comfortable, low heeled shoes that fit correctly
  • Ask for help or support when lifting heavy objects
  • Maintain a healthy weight for your body type