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A Safer Way to Get Out of Bed
Something as simple as getting out of bed properly can help to ease strain on your back and prevent injury. Follow these steps to protect your back when you get out of bed:
Move yourself close to the edge of the bed while still lying on your back.
Bend your knees upward and flatten your feet on the bed.
Roll onto your side closest to the edge of the bed, keeping your knees together. Keep your shoulders in line with your hips — don't twist your spine as you roll.
Once you're on your side, use both hands to push yourself up into a sitting position. Let the weight of your legs swinging to the floor help you move.
When you're sitting up, take a moment to rest and take deep breaths, if needed, particularly if you're feeling lightheaded.
When you're ready to stand up, lean forward. Use your legs and arms to push yourself up to a standing position. Tighten your stomach muscles to help keep your back straight.
Once you're standing, straighten both of your legs at the same time.
Back pain affects almost everyone at some point in life. Pain can result from a simple wrong movement, inappropriate lifting, a traumatic injury - even something as simple as walking. What can be debilitating pain, muscle spasms or stiffness often may be managed with medical treatment or surgery.
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Steven Silberfarb, DO
Steven Svabek, DO
Dr. Steven Svabek is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who treats general orthopedic issues and specializes in diseases and disorders of the spine. He is fellowship trained in spine surgery. Dr. Svabek graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. He completed his Internship at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and an Orthopedic Residency at St. Vincent Hospital/Cabrina Medical Center as well as North Shore University in New York, NY. [read more]
Lloyd Maliner, MD
Dr. Lloyd Maliner is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and has been practicing in South Florida since 2002. He specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery, which to him means not only smaller surgeries, but less surgery. Dr. Maliner received his medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. He completed an Internship at Eastern Virginia Medical College in Norfolk, VA and a Residency in Neurosurgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. [read more]