BACK & NECK ACHES
Nagging aches with no apparent
precipitating cause, are usually diagnosed as 'spondylosis' which means
aging spine. A sudden change in lifestyle may be a cause. Active sports
people who give up sports abruptly and those who suddenly become health
conscious and take up vigorous 'gym-works' are more prone. Weight reduction
and graded exercises will help. Maintenance of erect posture, using a firm
mattress, going down on knees to pick-up things from the floor and using
western toilets instead of Indian toilets will help. If performing regular
daily excercises it
is essential to stretch to avoid these injuries. Adding a yoga session to
your routine can be a great way to add stretching to your week.
In addition to yoga has many health benefits
of yoga, as proven by science.
Persisting pain must be
investigated to rule out serious problems such as cancer or infection.
Investigation should also be undertaken, if the backache is associated with
leg or arm pain or belt like pain around the trunk which may suggest nerve
involvement. Some tumors in the spinal cord also present this way and may
be associated with progressive weakness and/or numbness of limbs. Women
must obtain a gynecologist's assessment as well.
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