Dental Consultants Back Pain Tips
A survey of several dental professionals offered the following suggestions for dealing with back pain:
Dental loupes are the magnifying glasses that dentists wear to enlarge everything that they see in the mouth. ... Secondly, loupes are worn to allow dentists to have a more “physiologic” posture while working, and thereby minimize the slouching which dentists are historically known to develop.
Working out your core means working out the entire middle section of your body which includes your stomach muscles, your hips, your butt, your lower back as well your side obliques and adductors. ... Core exercises also strengthen your hips, back and all muscles in the midsection of the body.
Neck stretch: Gently pull your head towards your shoulder and hold for three deep breaths. Then, repeat this on the other side.
Hip stretch: Lie with your back on the floor, cross your ankle over your knee and pull your legs towards your chest, holding for three deep breaths. Then, repeat this on the other side.
Spinal twist: Sit cross-legged on the floor and gently twist to one side. Hold this for three deep breaths, then twist to the other side and repeat.
Child’s Pose: This one isn’t just for Yogis anymore. Lie facedown with your knees tucked under you and your arms extended in front of you, palms down on the floor. You should feel a stretch from your shoulders down to your lower back. Hold this position for three deep breaths.
Back stretch: Lie with your back on the floor, bring your knees up to your chest until you feel a stretch in your lower back. Hold this for three deep breaths.
Pilates vs. Yoga: One of the main differences between Yoga and Pilates is that Yoga can be used for improving the flexibility of the body and it will also gradually increase the flexibility of your joints. Whereas Pilates focuses on trying to relax muscles which are tense and provide strengthening of the numerous muscles of the body.
Kevin Tighe, Cambridge Dental Consultants, Senior Consultant, got bitten hard by the business and marketing bug during long summer days working at his dad's Madison Avenue ad agency. After joining Cambridge as a speaker in the mid-1990s, Kevin went on to become Cambridge’s senior consultant and eventually CEO. Cambridge Dental Consultants is a full-service dental practice management company offering customized dental office manuals. Frustrated? High overhead? Schedule a chat with Kevin at