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Holding Your Child To Avoid Back Injury (SP)

Article written by Maimonides Bone & Joint Center in Brooklyn, NY

Holding Your Child To Avoid Back Injury
When the bouncing bundle of joy arrives home for the first time, the last thing that new mothers are thinking is back pain. Often times the joy of being included in the world of natal care overbears listless concepts like back injury. But, of course, every mother has her “wall,” and with each “wall” comes tremendous physical grievance that most likely could have been avoided. Here are some tips on taking care of your children and averting serious problematic futures with your back.
Exercise is Always Key
Resume a healthy exercise regimen as soon as possible after birth. By toning your muscles, you are preparing them for the strenuous years of childcare that are yet to come. Also, you will be aiding yourself in returning back to your original body weight (circa pre-pregnancy).
Tactics for Picking Up the Baby
 Generally, many back problems stem from the incorrect approach to lifting your baby. Often times, women bend at the back to pick up their bundle of joy from the floor. However, to avoid injury, bend at the knee into a squat like position, and use core muscles to do the actual lifting.
    ·  When you are reaching for your baby, keep your arms close to your body. Also try to avoid twisting your body.
    ·  Don’t bend over the crib to reach for your baby. Remove the side, and pull your baby towards you.
    ·  Carry the baby in front
    ·  Why put extra strain on your hip? Use devices that constrain your baby to the front.
    ·  If you are already suffering from baby-related back injury, then there is still hope in recovery.
 Ice, Ice, Baby
Ice is always helpful in soothing achy bones. It reduces swelling, and alleviates the pain. The opposite is also rather helpful. Soaks in hot water can also be a reinvigorating stress reliever, as well as a convalescing agent. However, be wary. If you are recovering from a C-section, be sure to get your doctor’s approval.
 Pampered Moms
 If 99% of your time is dedicated to your child, then you must be doing something right. However, take that remaining one percent of time, and be sure to use it on yourself! Taking a day off mom-duty is always a generous gift, especially when you can use that time to get a massage. Overworked parents with impending back problems aren’t quite omnipotent, but they come pretty close. They definitely deserve that day of rest.
 Sit Down!
Try your best to avoid standing up for a prolonged period of time. Although parenting is demanding, your health is important too, and make sure to take some time off to heal the woes of being on your feet at all times.

 
To schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, please contact the Maimonides Bone & Joint Center, at 718-283-7400.
The Maimonides Bone & Joint Center is located at 6010 Bay Parkway, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11204
Jack Choueka, MD, Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
David Edelstein, MD, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Howard Goodman, MD, Musculoskeletal Oncology and Joint Reconstruction Surgery
Mara Karamitopoulos, MD, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Orry Erez, MD, Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction Surgery
John Munyak, MD, Non-Operative Sports Medicine
www.orthobrooklyn.com

Comments

Sometimes most of the people face these type of problems at the time of taking care of the baby and the problem created so many problem for them.  At the time of caring of the baby, women got the problem like the back pain or any other injury so most of the women use the ice to recovery from the injury. A regular and proper exercise acn cure these type of problems.

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