Saturday, November 14, 2015
Consciousness Raising Thoughts
Just a quick blog to remind everybody that it is the every day ridiculous things we do and the repetition of those things that contribute to most of our spinal problems. So:
1- For all of you stay at home moms and dads- make sure you remember to bend properly to help with the 10,000 times you pick up your children every day
2- Not to pick on the females, but check your pocket books/bags and take out a lot of the stuff you don't need in them. I've seen women's bags as heavy as luggage which can lead to heavy stress on the shoulder/upper back area...
3- You macho men out their...When you are out doing fall chores make sure you do it in moderation. No need to do 15 hours of leaf blowing in one sitting
4- The multitudes of all of you who sit at desks all day at work, GET OFF YOUR TUSHES MORE and move around during the day. Sitting hours at a time is spinal hell
5- Parents, please check your kids back packs. Their is often un-needed weight in them and can contribute to beginnings of spinal/mechanical problems.
I've told a million patients over the years if we lived on the Moon I'd have to find a new profession since gravity contributes to our spinal issues. Another example of how every day life contributes to our dysfunctional spinal problems.
So heed these words and take care of yourselves. We are here for you whenever you need us.
Dr. Ray and staff