Everyday we are faced with situations that may be damaging to our backs.
According to the National Institutes of Health,
back pain is the second-most
common neurological ailment in the United States (headache is the most common).
Americans spend at least $50 billion each year
on low back pain, and it is the most common cause of job-related disability and
a leading contributor to missed work.
The good news is that recurring back pain is often preventable if it results from
improper body mechanics or other non-traumatic causes.
At MORE's Back School, our experts teach you how to protect your back and become more aware
of the habits and postures that can lead to problems. With this knowledge, you can
prevent future back injury or keep a pre-existing condition from becoming worse.
At a Back School seminar, we teach you about
the anatomy of your spine
common spinal injuries
how proper body mechanics can protect your back while you are sitting, standing, lifting,
and doing household chores such as washing dishes, vacuuming, and gardening
how you can make your home or office computer-related activities more ergonomic
sleeping positions that are best for maintaining back health
Back School is interactive and participants are encouraged to ask questions relating to
their own individual work, home, and recreational activities. Handouts are provided for
review at home. To learn more about MORE’s Back School, contact
Brita Hellman at 408-248-6886