Understanding Back Pain and Back Support

August 17th, 2015 11:48 pm

Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back injury rank among the top work-related injuries. Back disablements often result in lost time and a lengthy recuperation period and, as such, are major contributors to workers’ compensation costs. In fact, according to the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health, back disorders account for over 24 percent of all occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

Sore backs can range from a nuisance to those that prevent the sufferer from doing what is needed for work or enjoyment. Prolonged back pain not only affects physical activity, but the continuously nagging pain can also begin to affect mood and outlook.

The spine is a complex interconnecting network of nerves, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, all of which are capable of producing pain. Large nerves that originate in the spine and go to the legs and arms can make pain radiate to the extremities.

In workplaces where there is a risk of back injury, steps can be taken to help reduce the incidence. One tool in the back-injury-prevention arsenal is back supports.

The rationale behind back supports is that they support your abdomen and take some of the load off your lower back. If you have a labor-intensive job that places stress on your lower back, a back brace can help while you’re working or on returning to work after a back injury by avoiding too much strain on your spine. Posture support devices have added straps to help maintain a better posture for overall back health. Back support choices range from economical (starting at $10.51), to weightlifter belt style, to contoured and highly adjustable.

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2 Great Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

October 17th, 2013 9:53 pm

Have you ever wondered why the American Dental Association and your dentist recommend you come back every six months? It’s because regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. If you need additional help, your dentist may even suggest more frequent visits.

The check-up

Your dental professional will check for cavities and to see if there is plaque or tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria. If it is not removed, it can harden and become tartar. You cannot remove tartar with brushing and flossing. If plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, they can cause oral diseases.

Next, your gums will be checked. This will be done with a special tool to measure the spaces between your teeth and gums. With healthy gums, the spaces are shallow. When people have gum disease, the spaces may become deeper.

The check-up should also include your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck. This is to look for any signs of trouble, swelling, or cancer.

The cleaning

Brushing and flossing help clean the plaque from your teeth, but you can’t remove tartar at home. During the cleaning, your dental professional will use special tools to remove tartar. This is called scaling.

After your teeth are scaled, they may be polished. In most cases, a gritty paste is used for this. It helps to remove any surface stains on your teeth.

The final step is flossing. Your dental professional will use floss to make sure the areas between your teeth are clean.

Between visits, be sure to take care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but you can get rid of it by brushing and flossing regularly. Here are some tips for good oral care at home.

– Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
– Floss at least once a day.
– Use a mouth rinse to help get rid of plaque bacteria. This will also help to freshen breath.