Fact or Fiction?

Sometimes somebody tells you something and you don’t know whether to believe them or not – whether it’s an old wives’ tale or true.

Here are some things you might have heard about your back or bones that we are going to agree with or debunk!

  1. You can throw your back out when you sneeze – TRUE – Sneezes are quite forceful on the body and can cause injury. If you feel pain after a sneeze, don’t ignore it.
  2. Yoga is always good for the back – FALSE – while yoga can help with flexibility and mobility, there are certain yoga positions that can put a lot of strain on the back.
  3.  You can hurt yourself stretching – TRUE – If you aren’t stretching your muscles in the correct way or you are forcing yourself into a stretch, you can sprain a muscle or strain a joint.
  4. Exercise can hurt your back – FALSE – The correct exercise can help strengthen your back muscles and your core which supports your back. However, you can hurt your back if you do not do the exercises properly.
  5. Bed rest is best for a hurt back – FALSE – Actually specific gentle exercises are better for a hurt back than bed rest.

If you are in any doubt of something you have heard or you want more information about something to do with bone health, give us a call.