Friday, January 09, 2009

Information on how to keep a healthy back and avoid back pain

Back pain is one of the main reasons people go to the doctor. Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be, the lifestyle of sitting, sitting, and sitting, is very hard on the back, which absorbs double the pressure when you’re sitting. As Americans, we sit in our cars, in front of the television, in front of the computer, in front of video games, at work, in school – most of our time is spent sitting.

The following article talks to Dr. Barry Fitch, the president at Progressive Physical Therapy and Spine Center in Columbia, South Carolina, and outlines a case of back pain that he is treating. Dr. Fitch shares his opinions on why so many Americans struggle with back pain and what they can do to help themselves keep a healthy back, such as sit up straight, exercise to strengthen the back, stand up to type, stretch several times a day, and invest in an ergonomic workstation.

This article also discusses the specialized equipment that doctors use at the Progressive Physical Therapy and Spine Center in Columbia, SC. The equipment strengthens the neck and back and mobilizes tight tendons and ligaments.

Midlands doctor helping patients with back pain

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