How to Prevent Lower Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

Millions of Americans report suffering from lower back pain each year. There are many causes of such pain, including heavy lifting, standing on the feet for long hours, injury, and much more. Many chiropractors suggest that strengthening the muscles of the back can help prevent pain. There are very simple things that can be done to improve the back. The trick is the follow through and determination of those who are on the path to improve their back and spine. Some of the things a person can do to prevent back pain include:

  • Build a strong core
  • Use correct posture
  • Get plenty of sleep

Build a Strong Core

Building a strong core may sound like something intimidating, however it can be simple. This will require a willingness to work out and sweat, although many of the exercises do not have to be dreadful. Don't think there is a need to run out and purchase a gym membership immediately; many exercises can be done in the comfort of the home. Chiropractors suggest planks as one of the best exercises for strengthening the overall core.

Use Correct Posture

Correct posture is a sure way to prevent back pain. Although the majority of Americans do not support proper posture, it is necessary for good health. For those who struggle with correct posture, this change could be a difficult one to make. Chiropractors suggest people wanting to improve posture should incorporate back and shoulder stretches daily. Correcting posture will take focus and determination to avoid returning to old habits. However, it can be done, thus helping to prevent any future back pain caused by this issue.

Get Plenty of Sleep

Being exhausted can inevitably cause pain to the body. When the muscles of the back are tired, it can be painful as well as difficult to maintain good posture. Chiropractors recommend following the guidelines for the amount of sleep one should get as provided by the sleep foundation. Making it priority to get enough sleep can help prevent back pain.

Start using these tips in your daily routine for a healthier and stronger back and spine. For additional tips and advice, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood, where chiropractors are ready to help you get started on your personalized plan to pain prevention. 

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chandler, Ariz.

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