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Ouch! My Back Hurts! Ouch! My Back Hurts!
Tosan, a young lady in her late twenties works at the desk in her office. Tosan recently began experiencing recurrent back pain. She initially... Ouch! My Back Hurts!

Tosan, a young lady in her late twenties works at the desk in her office.

Tosan recently began experiencing recurrent back pain.

She initially thought it was nothing and became worried as the recurrence persisted and the back pain became more unbearable.

Back pain is quite on the increase among the young.

Most of us get back pain at some point in our lives. Back pain can be due to injury, accidents, conditions one is born with or purely man made.

It’s been discovered that upper or lower back pain also develops during the course of day-to-day life (what I call man-made back pain).

Repetitive activities at home or at work, such as sitting down at a desk counting cash, seeing patients like I do, sitting at a computer or lifting and carrying objects, may produce tension and muscle tightness that result in a backache.

Well, the good news is that this can be prevented. Isn’t that cool?

In addition to healthy weight and physical fitness, one very simple strategy can go a long way: paying heed to your posture.

 

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Posture is simply the way you hold your body while standing, sitting, or performing tasks like reaching, bending, or pulling. When your posture is good, the bones of the spine are correctly aligned.

I’d add that if you sit for long periods:

1. Get an ‘ergonomic chair’.

2. Take breaks from your sitting position from time to time.

3. Do not forget or postpone (Number 2).

I will be sharing more subsequently. Do keep tabs!

I love you, I love your health.

Your favourite family physician,

Doctor Dileem.

Nkem Ndiche Director

Medical Doctor | Your Favourite Family Physician | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle And Organic Chef | Author. Kano,Nigeria 234064

  • abimbola

    September 21, 2016 #1 Author

    Waoow ds wd help me greatly cos I do v constant back pain.thnks doc

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    • Nkem Ndiche

      September 21, 2016 #2 Author

      Aww. Thank you so much. I’m glad this was of help

      Reply

  • LADYGWEN

    September 21, 2016 #3 Author

    Thank you

    Reply

    • Nkem Ndiche

      September 21, 2016 #4 Author

      LadyGwen. Thank you too for visiting.

      Reply

  • Cosmas

    September 21, 2016 #5 Author

    Good one doc. My job involves sitting for long hours at times. While i will keep No. 2 in mind, what is ergonomic chair? Also you mentioned healthy weight, what is the healthy weight for a young man of lets say mid thirties?

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    • Nkem Ndiche

      September 21, 2016 #6 Author

      Thank you Cosmas. Since you asked, I will address your question in a blog post. Do keep tabs. Thank you

      Reply

  • Abubakar

    September 21, 2016 #7 Author

    Thank you Dr Dillem we are really enjoying this your educative and free advises..

    Reply

  • ifeoma peters

    September 21, 2016 #9 Author

    Interesting .

    Reply

  • Demi

    September 22, 2016 #11 Author

    Can’t remember the last time I was free from pains in the lower region of my back. I stand with my back bent over the table drafting patterns for hours daily and the days I’m not on my feet, you can bet I will be seated, bent over my machines for hours. That’s the type of extreme demands my job places on my back and posture.
    Dear Doc, what will you advise I do?

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    • Nkem Ndiche

      September 23, 2016 #12 Author

      Hello Demi, I will address your question in a subsequent post.

      Reply

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