No reason to panic and no reason to think the worse; if your child is experiencing low back pain, just take a deep breath and read. And contrary to popular belief, low back pain in children is usually not caused from a backpack full of books. No, a majority of back pain seen between the ages of 10-18 years of age is related to sports. Children who are involved in football, gymnastics, wrestling, diving, volleyball, or racket sports tend to be the most likely kids who will experience back pain. Fortunately, these aches and pains usually go away with good conservative care because they rarely represent a dire problem.
Although dire problems like infections and tumors do rarely occur; thus, a child with low back pain should see a doctor just to be sure. A doctor will ask a lot of questions about what makes the pain worse or better, general health, and other feelings of numbness, pain or weakness. After these questions have been answered, the doctor will test the reflexes, strength...
We all hear how important deep breathing techniques are in combating stress and anxiety. But what exactly does deep breathing mean and how do you do it properly?
Deep breathing, also called diaphragmatic breathing, involves breathing from your diaphragm rather than shallow breathing from your chest. To receive the most benefit from deep breathing techniques when you are feeling anxious or stressed, you should practice deep breathing on a daily basis.
Taking ten minutes per day to practice and use deep breathing exercises will this help to reduce overall stress levels, it can help you to be prepared should you be in a situation where stress and anxiety become overwhelming.
Lie down in a comfortable place. Ideally, you should lie on your back, with your knees bent and your back straight.
Take a few moments to relax your muscles.
Place your hands on your stomach so you can feel the rise and fall as you breathe.
Your first breath should be an exhale as you want to empty yo...
Many would argue that back pain is inevitable and for some it becomes a sudden reality. Bending over to pick up a piece of paper, moving furniture, or reaching for something in the car's back seat; one of these scenarios may sound familiar to you. At home or at work, you need to know what to do when a sudden attack of back pain occurs. Fortunately, most back pain will get better naturally. But in order to improve your chances of recovery and to save yourself a trip to your doctor's office, you need to learn some first aid for back pain.
Those of you familiar with life-saving first aid remember the ABC's (Airway, Breathing, and Circulation). Let's apply the ABC's to your back; "A" for arrest the offending activity, "B" for balance the pressure, "C" for control the inflammation. With the ABC's for sudden back pain, you can quickly recover from a sudden back pain attack.
Let's go back to the scenarios: bending, lifting, and twisting (the BLT's). All of these activiti...
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