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  • 1. Back Pain
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  • 2. Economic Cost of Back Pain
    • Chronic pain in the United States, including healthcare expenses, lost income, and lost productivity, annually costs about $100 billion.
    • 3. Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45.
    • 4. Back pain affects 80% of Americans at some time in their lives.
    • 5. Adults reporting lower back pain were three times as likely to be in fair or poor health and more than four times as likely to experience serious psychological distressas people without low back pain.
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  • 6. Effects of Back Pain
    Health status measures for adults with/without recent low back pain, 2004
    Limitation of activity caused by chronic conditions
    18-44 years
    45-64 years
    65+ years
    More than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 – 64 experience frequent back pain.
    Fair or poor health
    18-44 years
    No low back pain in past 3 months
    45-64 years
    Low back pain in past 3 months
    65+ years
    Serious psychological distress
    18-44 years
    45-64 years
    65+ years
    60
    100
    80
    40
    20
    0
    Percent
    SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Health, United States, 2006, Figure 37. Data from the National Health Interview Survey.
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  • 7. Back Pain
    • Symptoms:
    • 8. Muscle ache or shooting
    • 9. Limited range of motion
    • 10. Inability to stand straight
    • 11. Types:
    • 12. Acute vs. Chronic
    • 13. Lower back pain
    • 14. With or without sciatica
    • 15. Middle back pain
    • 16. Upper back pain
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  • 17. Causes of Back Pain
    Strained muscle tissue
    Normal muscle tissue
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  • 24. Risk Factors
    Cannot Control
    Can Control
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  • 40. Prevention, Treatment, &
    Pain Management
    Strengthening & Stretching
    Proper Lifting
    Acute & Chronic Treatments
    Questions to ask your doctor
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  • 41. Acute Injury Treatment
    • Rest comfortably.
    • 42. Take breaks to walk.
    • 43. Heat/Ice the injury to see what works best.
    • 44. Take pain medicine if needed.
    • 45. As soon as possible, resume normal activities.
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  • 46. Chronic Back Pain Treatment
    • Back and abdominal exercises.
    • 47. Good posture.
    • 48. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
    • 49. Proper lifting techniques.
    • 50. Manage stress.
    * Surgery is rarely needed for low back pain*
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  • 51. Other Therapies
    • Acupuncture
    • 52. Aquatic therapy and exercise
    • 53. Biofeedback
    • 54. Spine manipulation
    • 55. Physical therapy
    • 56. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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  • 57. Proper Lifting
    Lift close to your body.
    Feet shoulder width apart.
    Bend your knees and keep your back straight.
    Tighten your stomach muscles.
    Lift with your legs.
    Wear a belt or back support.
    Never bend or twist your back to pick something up.
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  • 58. Strengthening Exercises
    *Stay hydrated, start slowly, and warm up!*
    **Check with your doctor to see what’s best for you!**
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  • 65. Exercises to Try!
    Lunge
    Hip Bridge
    Side Plank
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  • 66. Back Pain Exercise Tutorial
    *Click on Logo above for X-Plain Tutorial*
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  • 67. Contact a doctor if your back pain…
    • Is constant or intense.
    • 68. Spreads down legs.
    • 69. Follows an injury.
    • 70. Accompanies throbbing or fever.
    • 71. Causes weakness, numbness, or tingling.
    • 72. Causes bowel or bladder problems.
    • 73. Accompanies unexplained weight loss.
    • 74. Begins over age 50 or if you have a history of cancer, osteoporosis, steroid use, or drug or alcohol abuse.
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  • 75. Video
    (Click on video to start.)
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  • 76. Questions to Ask Your Doctor
    • Are my symptoms normal?
    • 77. What might be causing my back pain?
    • 78. How can I manage my back pain?
    • 79. Can I do anything to stretch or strengthen it?
    • 80. Can I perform my normal daily activities?
    • 81. What activities should I do / not do?
    • 82. How should I exercise?
    • 83. Is there any way to prevent further back injury?
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  • 84. Resources
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html
    • http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/back-pain-treatment-care
    • 85. http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/reports/back_pain_osteoporosis/1879-1.html
    • 86. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/back-pain/DS00171
    • 87. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/backexercises/htm/_no_50_no_0.htm
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  • 88. Informed@Home
    Thank you for your attendance, this Informed@Home presentation is presented by Clarke & Company Benefits as part of our LiveWell 24/7 wellness programs and brought to you through our employee WorkPerks program.
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