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Back pain and spinal health workshop Sept. 19

Posted 8/30/22

Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St., will host a public workshop, “How to Prevent Back Pain and Improve Your Spinal Health" ...

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Back pain and spinal health workshop Sept. 19

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ROME — Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St., will host a public workshop, “How to Prevent Back Pain and Improve Your Spinal Health,” from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in the Wellness Room.

The interactive workshop will be presented by clinicians from COAST Physical Therapy, as part of their community educational series, to assist community members in understanding the common causes of back pain, how to improve their spinal health and maintain stabilization of the spine for proper spinal function/ prevention of back pain.

Studies indicate more than 50% of patients seeking treatment for back pain suffer from recurring attacks or have persistent/chronic pain after their initial back injury. All joints in the body must be aligned properly for the joints to work correctly. Whether it be a spinal joint or shoulder joint, a correct fit must be maintained in order for the joint to move properly and without abnormal wear and tear.

While a healthy spinal column is a very mobile structure and the bony vertebrae of the spine are strong, the discs and ligaments that link neighboring vertebrae are fairly fragile.

It is for this reason that it is critical to develop not only the large, power-generating muscles of the trunk, but also the deeper muscles of the abdomen and back, referred to as core muscles, for spinal stabilization and ideal spinal function in all activities.

The interactive workshop will cover the anatomy of the spine, common causes of back pain, what to do if experiencing back pain, how to avoid back pain/prevent reinjury to the spine, in addition to importance of improving one’s posture and strengthening deep spinal muscles (core muscles) for proper spinal alignment/ stabilization of the spine. A complimentary Postural Screening will be offered at the conclusion of the presentation, to determine if abnormal posture may be a contributing factor to back pain.

To register for this event, contact Barb Belmont at Copper City Community Connection at 315-337-8230 or bbelmont@coppercitycommunityconnection.com. Refreshments will be served. If interested in learning more about Copper City Community Connections, and its many programs, visit https://coppercitycommunityconnection.com.

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