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Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer and the beginning of road trip season. Despite the rising gas prices, millions of fun-seekers will hit the pavement with luggage in the trunk and the navigation system set for some distant destination. As the miles add up, so too will the pain from sitting long hours in the car. At mile marker 100, the low back may start seizing-up. At mile marker 180, cramps might be felt in the legs and shoulders. And during the final mile, the whole body might feel as if the last semi-truck you passed actually ran over you. If that sounds familiar, take a moment to read about some survival tips that can help you avoid the pains of summer road trips.
Adjust the Seat : Seat adjustment is critical for avoiding pain on the road. The first thing to do when you buttocks hit the car seat is to adjust the seat to fit you. Starting from the top, the headrest should be centered squarely on the center of your head. Properly adjusted headrests do prevent whi...
Hi, my name is Chrissy, I'm 18 years old, and I have questions about my constant stomach pain, I don't know if my migraines and stomach pain can be related, I get migraines daily, and stomach pain is constant, the pain has been here for about 3 months now, and I've seen several DR's about it, they just tell me that its just a stomach ache, and I will be fine, but its been going on for too long, and the pain is getting worse almost daily now, and I'm hoping someone could help me...the stomach pains are really sharp, and lots of pressure....And now I'm starting to gain a lot of weight in the stomach area, but my stomach is constantly hard...And I do not have constipation problems... My migraines I've been getting since I was about 7 or 8 years old...But now the migraines are getting worse and I'm getting pain down my neck and back. Though you may not be able to help either, thanks for trying... Chrissy.
Backache; Low back pain; Lumbar pain; Pain - back
Exercise is important for preventing future back pain. Through exercise you can:
Improve your posture
Strengthen your back and improve flexibility
A complete exercise program should include aerobic activity (like walking, swimming, or riding a stationary bicycle) as well as stretching and strength training.
To prevent back pain, it is also very important to learn to lift and bend properly. Follow these tips:
If an object is too heavy or awkward, get help.
Spread your feet apart to give a wide base of support.
Stand as close to the object you are lifting as possible.
Bend at your knees, not at your waist.
Tighten your stomach muscles as you lift the object up or lower it down.
Hold the object as close to your body as you can.
Lift using your leg muscles.
As you stand up with the ob...
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