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One of the modern world’s most relevant afflictions is lower back pain: sedentary labor and leisure, lengthening commutes and sedulous poor posture are putting a pain in our collective lower back. Diverging from the spinal cord at the lumbar level is a network of nerves that influence many of our main functions, including the mechanics of hip and knee movement. There are so many reasons to put the integrity of your lumbar high up on your list of healthful priorities: taking steps early will prevent a world of pain in old age.

The five lumbar vertebrae are the largest of the spinal bones. Their foremost responsibilities (whether they like it or not) are to bear the weight of the body and absorb the stress of lifting and carrying heavy objects. Everyone has heard, “Lift with your legs, not your back,” but often times it is easier to just bend over and pick something up. This contradiction applies to all the maleficent actions we do to our lower back: yes, we know to sit up straight, but this becomes a drag after 2 hours of commuting or watching television and we inevitably slouch.

At Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center, we help people in the prevention of lower back injury: through muscle strengthening, attention to posture and how to use the mechanics of the body properly. For example, much of the burden on the lower back can be lessened by using how to use the thoracic region properly.

So many treatments purport to end low back pain forever; the inherent pitfall of these claims is that every pain is individual and therefore, there is no panacea. Your particular lower back pain requires an individualized approach that takes into account the root of the injury. Our office in Ramsey can be reached in Passaic at (973) 471-9585. Call our office to schedule an appointment today and find out how we can protect your lower back together.

Dr. Moe Abtahi, D.C.