Your Fashion Could Be Causing You Pain

By Virginia Laird

Loving all things fashionable can be exciting and bring joy to you as you head to work day after day. However, chiropractors suggest that some of your clothing choices can be the culprit for a great deal of back pain. To make sure you prevent this type of pain, it is necessary to take a long look at your wardrobe. Making a few minor changes to your outfits can have a major impact on your ability to manage and prevent back pain. A few chiropractic recommended tips (as it pertains to your wardrobe) include:

  • Avoid wearing tight clothing
  • Leave your high heels on the shelf
  • Avoid overpacking your purse

Avoid Wearing Tight Clothing

There is research to suggest that wearing tight fitting clothing can cause back pain. This has much to do with the fact that tighter clothing can restrict the body's ability to move naturally. Anytime this happens it can cause a great deal of back pain. For this reason chiropractors highly recommend that you loosen up your clothing in order to allow your body to move naturally. Chiropractors say as you try on your clothing, if anything causes a restriction in natural movement, it is too tight. 

Leave Your High Heels on the Shelf

Although there are times that your beautiful high heels are calling to you from the shelf, chiropractors say that they should be worn sparingly. According to research, extremely high heels can be the culprit to a great deal of pain. For this reason, it is suggested that you keep your heels at or below two inches in the heel. When you feel the need to wear your higher heels, it should be for special occasions when you will not be on your feet for long periods of time. 

Avoid Overpacking Your Purse 

Another piece of the fashion world that can have a huge impact on your back, is the purse you choose. Often, many have a habits of overstuffing their bag. This causes a great deal of weight to pull and tug at the spine, leading to restriction and pain. Chiropractors insist it is best that you keep only your necessities in your purse and try to use a smaller one where possible to help manage what you pack. 

If you are suffering with severe back pain, a trip to your chiropractor is always a great idea. There, you can receive the help and advice you need to help put such pain behind you. When you are ready to begin your routine care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With nearly 500 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointment necessary, getting your pain seen about is as simple as stopping by on your way home from work.  

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

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