Everyday Tasks Can Aggravate a Back Injury

A back injury, regardless of the severity, has the potential to slow you down. And just when you think you’re getting back to normal, you tweak it and find yourself starting over.

Everyday tasks have the potential to aggravate a back injury, so it’s critical that you take caution to prevent the likelihood of this happening.

Here are just a few of the ways that you can aggravate this type of injury:

•    Sleeping the wrong way
•    Heavy lifting
•    Sitting for too long
•    Poor posture
•    Poor driving posture
•    Yardwork

You get the point. Even something as simple as sitting at your desk at work can aggravate a back injury.

To protect yourself, pay close attention to the way you’re treating your back and how it feels as you complete daily tasks. Should you run into any issues, take a step back and put your health first.  

And of course, if you’re struggling to treat your back injury on your own, it’s time to consult with a medical professional. You may find that your injury is more advanced than you initially believed. 

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.