Kw-logo-holiday

Quiz the Coach :: Back Pain Problem

Hey Coach,


I know back pain is a big deal so I’d like some advice. It hurts really bad. Some people say that I should go to a chiropractor and some say yoga and stretches. I'm scared to go to the Chiropractor so I am going to take some of your advice in other areas about yoga. What do you think I should do?


Toria


Dear Toria,


Back pain is not a common problem in children and young teenagers so it’s good that you are cautious about this problem. The good news is that you’re young and your body is still growing and with that you can fix things before they become permanent bad habits.


Ban Your Bad Habits

No More SlouchingNo More Slouching

Here is a list of bad habits that can contribute to your back pain. They are easily fixable, you just have to be aware of them and try to remember to avoid them.


  • Posture (while walking, while sitting… you can make your back much stronger just by correcting your posture. No more slouching!!!
  • Watch out for heavy lifting (my sister had a job as a waitress lifting heavy trays and discovered back problems... as soon as she quit, her back problems went away)
  • Being active, stretching and exercising (Just think you don't want your bones to get rusty. Proper posture is very important here.)
  • Proper Diet (make sure to get your calcium to keep your bones stong and healthy)
  • Rest (Make sure your bed is not the problem… sometimes changing a bed that you sleep on everynight is the solution)
  • Yoga!!! (excellent choice for learning how to breathe and becoming one with your body and soul... make sure to get a good instructor who knows you have back problems)

Chiropractor Caution

Doctor's DilemnaDoctor's Dilemna

I really like how you are cautious to go to a chiropractor. I would go to at least 2 different doctors and ask them what they would recommend before going to a chiropractor. It’s really good to get a 2nd and 3rd opinion about things like this as some doctors cannot be trusted. But it’s ok to go see a doctor. You don’t have to do whatever they tell you, but they will be able to help figure out what exactly is your problem.


Related Stories
>

readers voted!

Comments

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

what this
commented: Wed Aug 14, 2013

Lil Tasha727

Lil Tasha727 wrote:

you cute girl smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile
commented: Sat Aug 10, 2013

Jesus_Loves_You_09
Thanks Coach
commented: Sat Dec 25, 2010

there are 4 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1140815320328

Have You Ever Tried Yoga?

  • Yes - I love it!
  • Yes, but I didn't really enjoy it.
  • No - it seems a bit flaky to me.
  • No - but I'd like to try.

related stories

Sports in the forums

PrincessAmelia
Lionel Messi!  HE PLAYS SO NICE...[though I was very sad when Argentina lost World Cup by, 1-0. But when I recalled how Argentina won by, 1-7 in Brazil vs Argentina, I was a bit happy...:)]
reply 1 day
lnwpen88
lnwpen88 posted in Dance:
Breakdance, you can post about all the latest dance style.
reply 1 day
ds8kw
My favorite football team is the Giants!! :angel they are doing sooooo bad this season but i still love them!!!  :angel
reply 3 days
blackveilbrides15
I like cheerleading  friend 
reply 6 days
nadialovesyou123
sort of not really
reply 6 days

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...