Whether at work or at home, you should take the same precautions to protect your back from injury and pain. By applying some of the principles of ergonomics to your office tasks, you can learn to do these tasks safely and efficiently, and avoid hurting your back.
We humans are fragile creatures, and no part of our anatomy bespeaks our frailty quite like the lower back. The neighborhood where spine and pelvis meet is a marvelously complex arrangement of bone, nerve, muscle and connective tissue that holds us upright, yet provides a remarkable range of motion and flexibility. So it’s no wonder…Details
The Spine is a complex interweaving of muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, nerves, and cartilage. Clearly, a preventative approach would be ideal by practicing good back habits before you feel pain. But, after the pain has started, you need to know what to do to regain as much movement as possible and to help prevent further…Details
Back pain is the most common chronic musculoskeletal pain. Studies show that low back pain accounts for about 50% of all reported pain, and neck pain accounts for another 20%. Each year, an estimated 550 million workdays are lost because of pain with over $60 billion in lost productivity.
Dr. Richard Kube II is among the worlds best spine surgeons and profesionals gathering in Barcelona, Spain for the 2012 International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery conference.