Keeping Low Back Pain Out of Your Life
If you’ve recently visited an emergency department for low back pain, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, about 80 percent of individuals will experience debilitating back pain during their lifetime. You can reduce your risk of chronic low back pain by making some healthy lifestyle changes. If you smoke, you may wish to consult your doctor about smoking cessation methods. The nicotine in tobacco constricts the blood vessels that supply blood to the intervertebral discs of the spine. When this blood supply is reduced, it hastens the process of disc degeneration, which can result in low back pain.
As you’ll learn by watching this video, maintaining a healthy weight and using proper posture are other ways you can reduce your risk of low back pain. This orthopedic surgeon also explains why prolonged bed rest is not beneficial for those with back problems.
The Orthopedic and Spine Program at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center features a multidisciplinary team that can help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible. Our hospital in Las Vegas also provides comprehensive emergency care. Call our Consult-A-Nurse line at (702) 233-5300.