Protecting Your Back

Have you ever felt low back pain? You’re not alone. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, about four million Australians or 16% of the population, have back problems. And among the most common causes are repetitive spine injuries. How can you injure your spine, you ask? You may be surprised to know that sitting at your desk for prolonged periods of time is considered micro-trauma for your spine, which is in our opinion sometimes worse than a big macro-trauma, as it goes unidentified and insidiously creeps up on you. Other common spinal injuries can be due to poor posture from normal activities of daily living, such as, housework, moving items around the house, or even putting your child to bed.

When you injure your spine, many people feel the strain but ignore it, simply because the pain goes away after a day or two. That is statistically the natural history of back pain. However, in our opinion, it’s not something you should overlook. Symptoms are your body’s way of telling you there is something wrong. Often we find that there is a different cause of your pain in another location of your body and there is underlying degeneration. Often, people who ignore their symptoms will notice that over time their pain becomes more frequent and severe.

Whether you sit for hours each day for work or when you watch TV, it’s essential that you take certain steps to protect your back. It can be anything from taking breaks from whatever you are doing to investing in a good ergonomic chair to prevent slouching.

There are many ways to keep your back healthy and strong. Our blog offers explanations and guides on how you can improve your lifestyle to avoid back pain.

How Your Feet Could Potentially Be Causing Back Pain

May 09, 2022 By Open Space Healing Team In Protecting Your Back
Lower back pain can have many causes that are connected to the feet.
“My back hurts”. There is a good chance you have made this comment at some point in your life. Millions of Australians report dealing with lower back pain. Even though back pain is a common issue, it can be difficult to pinpoint its root cause. A sometimes overlooked source of back pain is your ...

Relieve Lower Back Pain…Naturally

December 16, 2021 By Open Space Healing Team In Protecting Your Back
Woman suffering from back pain.
If you suffer from back pain, please know you are not alone. Back pain, especially lower back pain, is very common. In fact, in 2017-18, about four million or 16% of the population suffered from it, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. ABS goes on to say that about 70 to 90% of people [...

What You Need to Do to Improve Your Driving Posture

April 28, 2021 By Open Space Healing Team In Protecting Your Back
Woman driving
Driving can be stressful. Road rage, traffic + the traffic light that just won’t change can be enough to send you over the edge. But, did you know that driving is one of the biggest causes of LBP, neck discomfort, and postural dysfunction that we see in practice? I am Dr Jacinta Di Prinzio from [&...

Scoliosis – Everything You Need to Know

August 26, 2019 By Open Space Healing Team In Protecting Your Back
Scoliosis - Everything You Need to Know
Scoliosis – You may have heard about it and know that it means a bend in the spine; however, do not know how it happens and if it even matters? By the end of this vlog, these questions will be answered, plus you will know what you can do about it!    So, what...

Slouching – The Scary Impact it is Having on Your Brain!

April 08, 2019 By Open Space Healing Team In Protecting Your Back
Slouching - The Scary Impact it is Having on Your Brain!
OK, we all know that we should stand up straight and probably have some childhood memories of our mum harping on at us to ‘stop slouching’! However is it really that bad for us? Seriously what is the worst thing that can happen if we slouch…I mean everyone does it right?! Well as we are [&...