Avoid These 11 Common Activities That May Damage Your Spine

4Washing up

People usually stand in a half-bent position with strained arms when they are washing up. This posture tends to quickly wear out the intervertebral discs of the thoracic section resulting in pain between the shoulder blades.

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How to prevent this:

When you have to wash up, put a stool or chair under your knee to help relieve the pressure.

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5Tying your shoe laces

Your intervertebral disc can be damaged by almost anything that you do in a bent posture. This is because nutritional substances tend to leave the spine under pressure causing the spine to flatten. It then causes jabbing or pressing pains in one area or another. These necessary elements are replenished when your body feels comfortable such as when you are sleeping. You should never put your back to a strength test and monitor all sensations in your back during the day.

How to prevent this:

Sit down and pull your leg up towards you to tie up your shoelaces, rather than crouching on the floor to do it or tying it while bending over from a standing position.

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6Carrying your backpack

School students aren’t the only ones who carry backpacks. People often try to fill their backpacks with as many items as it can hold, using all of its available space. But, unequal distribution of heavyweights within your backpack can make you carry it incorrectly which makes it one of the many spine damaging activities.

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How to prevent this:

Use both the straps of your backpack to carry it and to evenly distribute the load. Use backpacks which have wide and soft straps as they can provide better shock absorption and reduce the pressure on your neck and spine.

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7Brushing your teeth

In comparison to walking, standing puts more pressure on the spine. It is important for you to find a way to mitigate the harmful influence on your spine from standing, especially if you have to stand for hours every day.

How to prevent this:

While brushing your teeth, use your free hand to lean on the wall or the sink.

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