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BACK PAIN INTERVENTIONS DO’S AND DONT’S

Lalenoh, Diana Christine BACK PAIN INTERVENTIONS DO’S AND DONT’S. Workshop Advance Intervention Pain Management, 31 Oktober - 2 November 2014. Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang.

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        Abstract

        Advise and Do’s and Don’ts for low back pain ADVISE : ¾ Wear lumbar belt. ¾ Do hot fomentation (with hot moist towel/hot water bottle) thrice a day. ¾ Keeps a towel roll under your lower back while doing exercise, while lying down and while sleeping hours. ¾ Wear soft/cushion sole. Avoid flat shoes/high heels. Wear jogging shoes. ¾ Suggest lying on tummy (if comfortable for patient) but older patient should avoid l i y ng on tummy. ¾ Walk straight in a correct posture. ¾ For Old P i at ents – While phih ys ot erapy treatment is conti i nu ng (15 sii ) tt ngs) keep your hands supported on your back at hip level. Do’s and Don’ts for low back pain Sitting And Getting Up: Do's : ¾ Ensure that your lower back is supported well with a pillow. Sit with your back straight, especially while sitting in the car. ¾ Ensure that your work‐desk is at a correct and comfortable height. ¾ Always keep your knees and hips at the same level. Placing your knees above your hip level will disrupt the normal curvature of your back and give you that ache you wouldn't want. ¾ Sit only for short intervals. ¾ If you are driving for a long p , eriod try to take pit stops as often as possible. Get out of the car, stretch a bit and walk around. This will give your back the well‐deserved rest. Don'ts : ¾ Do not sit on soft couches. That will not enable you to sit straight. ¾ Do not slouch, this will make your back curl and exert your lower back. ¾ While getting up, do not bend forward at your hip. Move ahead in your seat, apply pressure pressure on your legs, straighten straighten them and then stand up. Working : Do's : ¾ While lifting lifting, stand as close to the object as possible possible, bend only at the knees while keeping your back straight. Secure your grip on the thing and lift it by straightening your knees. ¾ Avoid lifting lifting heavy objects objects if possible possible. ¾ Keep your back straight while doing mopping, using the vacuum cleaner, working with a lawn mower, etc. Don'ts : ¾ Do not jerk and lift anything. ¾ Bending to lift anything is a strict no‐no. Sleep g in And Waking Up: Do's : ¾ Try sleeping sleeping on your side with your knees slightly slightly bent and a comfortable comfortable pillow placed between the knees, this helps to avoid exerting the back. ¾ Ensure that the mattress is firm enough to support the curvature of your spine. Don'ts : ¾ Do not get up from your bed with a start. Take your time, stretch a little in the bed if you can, then slowly turn over to the side and get up by using the elbow of one arm and the palm of the other hand for support.

        Item Type: Article
        Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
        Divisions: Fakultas Kedokteran > Fakultas Kedokteran Umum
        Depositing User: Mr. Benhard W. Tampangela, ST
        Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 10:45
        Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 14:43
        URI: http://repo.unsrat.ac.id/id/eprint/831

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