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SDNB HEALTHY BACKS. Prevention and treatment. Incidence of Back Pain. 80% of individuals will experience low back pain in their lives, 20%-30% at any given time Fifth most common reason for physician office visits Usually recurrent and episodes tend to increase in severity. Costs.

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sdnb healthy backs

SDNB HEALTHY BACKS

Prevention and treatment

incidence of back pain
Incidence of Back Pain
  • 80% of individuals will experience low back pain in their lives, 20%-30% at any given time
  • Fifth most common reason for physician office visits
  • Usually recurrent and episodes tend to increase in severity
costs
Costs
  • Lost productivity and income from work
  • Expensive medical, rehabilitation and surgical costs
  • “Total incremental direct health care costs attributable to low back pain in the U.S. were estimated at $26.3 billion in 1998”
  • Disabling pain and limited function
  • Decreased quality of life
protecting your back posture
Protecting Your Back-Posture
  • Change the way you perform activities rather than changing what you do and be aware of your posture
  • Sitting
    • Sit with your back supported and your knees lower than your hips
    • A small pillow against your low back can help maintain good posture
    • Don’t sit for long periods of time without getting up and moving around
    • Try not to slouch or bend forward when sitting at a desk or driving
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Protecting Your Back-Posture
  • Standing
    • Keep a normal curve in your back while standing
    • Avoid standing with a sway back or a flat back
    • When standing for a long time, put one foot up on a box or stool
    • Wear comfortable and supportive footwear to help keep your body in alignment
  • Sleeping
    • Use a firm mattress
    • Sleep on your back or side, place a pillow between your knees to maintain alignment when on your side
proper lifting technique
Proper Lifting Technique
  • Prepare your body before lifting the object or person
  • Widen your stance and move one foot forward
  • Bend your knees and keep your back straight
  • Use the strength of your legs, not your back
  • Keep the load close to you
  • Avoid turning or twisting you back
  • Keep these points in mind even when lifting a light object
lifting and transferring a person
Lifting and Transferring a Person
  • THINK about how you are performing the task
    • If you learn and practice a lift/transfer correctly the first time you are less likely to be injured
    • Examples of transfers: Chair to/from floor, changing table, desk, toilet, stander
    • Use a hoyer lift for larger students
    • Get another person to help when needed
lifting and transferring prepare
Lifting and Transferring- Prepare
  • Prepare the Area
    • Check that area is free of obstacles and you have a clear path
    • Make sure the landing area is stable and that you have all the materials you need
    • Double check that brakes are locked on all transfer equipment (wheelchair, stander, gait trainer, etc.)
    • Move all straps, seatbelts, and foot rests out of the way
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Lifting and Transferring- Prepare
  • Your Body
    • Widen your stance and move one foot forward
    • Bend your knees and keep your back straight
    • Use the strength of your legs, not your back
    • Keep the load close to you
    • Avoid turning or twisting you back
lifting and transferring prepare2
Lifting and Transferring- Prepare
  • Prepare the Student
    • Tell them where you are going and what you are doing
    • Have them assist as much as possible
    • Give them cues (“lean forward and push with your feet, push with your hands, soft body, etc.”)
lifting and transferring practice
Lifting and Transferring-Practice
  • Practice the lifting and transferring techniques correctly until they are automatic patterns
  • If you are unsure, practice it with a lighter object to see how it feels
  • Ask a physical or occupational therapist to observe the transfer and give you feedback
  • Constantly self-monitor and never hesitate to ask for help
stretching and strengthening your core
Stretching and Strengthening Your Core

Having a strong core is one of the key elements in preventing any back injury.

The following are some exercise you can perform on a regular basis to ensure your core is in shape!

stretching
Stretching….

When stretching, remember the following…

  • It should always be pain free
  • Hold each stretch for a count of 20 or 30 seconds
  • Stretch slowly and do not bounce as this can tear the muscle fibers
  • Be sure to perform stretches daily or even multiple times per day
strengthening
Strengthening

When strengthening the core, remember the following…..

  • Perform exercises in a slow and controlled manner
  • Concentrate on breathing. It’s natural to hold your breath when doing strength exercises. Make sure you maintain a steady breathing pattern
  • Do 2-3 sets of 8-15 reps for each exercise
  • Perform core exercises 2-3 days/week
strengthening your legs can help to bend at the knees and lift properly
Strengthening your legs can help to bend at the knees and lift properly!
  • Wall squats are a great way to do this
determine if it is an emergency
Determine if it is an emergency

Identifiers of an emergency:

  • The pain came on suddenly
  • The pain is preventing you from walking or standing
  • The pain is unbearable

If this is the case:

  • Go to the nearest walk-in clinic
  • If no walk-in clinic is available, go to the nearest emergency room

Do not drive yourself in for care.

Identify which walk-in clinics and hospitals are covered under your insurance in advance to keep costs at a minimum.

if it is determined that it is not an emergency
If it is determined that it is not an emergency:
  • Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss symptoms and treatment options. If you do not have a physician, find a prefer provider through your insurance company.
  • If you have United Health Care as your insurance, you can go to www.myuhc.com to find a prefer provider. This will help to save you money!
contact information
Contact Information

Catherine Schaefer-Campion

District Physical Therapist

T: 789-6590 x2221

Email: Catherine.Schaefer-Campion@nbexcellence.org

AnnahHolzberger

District Wellness Coordinator

T: 789-6224

Email: Annah.Holzberger@nbexcellence.org