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How to Eliminate Your Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

There are millions who suffer with back pain and would likely debate the idea that back pain can be managed, or even eliminated. However, chiropractors teach exactly that. With the right techniques and a few changes to your daily habits, back pain can be a part of your past. A few tips suggested by chiropractors include:

  • Hit the gym
  • Adjust your computer 
  • Avoid large bags and purses

Hit the Gym

There is plenty of research to suggest that exercise can be beneficial when trying to prevent back pain. For many this means hitting the gym. Whether you decide to lift weights, go for a swim, join a group exercise class, or choose another activity, getting exercise is a great way to release tension in the back. Chiropractors suggest that as little as 30 minutes of exercise each day can help you release the tension needed to prevent back pain. Consider making today the day you start working out.

Adjust Your Computer

Did you know that the way you have your computer adjusted can be the cause of your back pain? Sadly, far too many are unaware of this. Most do not realize that there is a wrong way to adjust a computer screen. Chiropractors advise that in order to prevent back pain a computer screen should be adjusted at eye level. This helps prevent the need to slouch while using your computer. For some, this may be stacking books or setting some other object underneath the monitor to get it at the level that is necessary. No matter how you have to do it, make sure you start adjusting your computer properly right away to help avoid your back pain.

Avoid Large Bags and Purses

If you are any sort of a fashionista you are likely one who carries a large purse. And, no matter what size the purse (or bag) may be, you are likely to keep a few unnecessary items inside that do nothing but add weight to your already stuffed bag. Chiropractors advise that large purses can be the culprit to back pain. Lugging around a purse or bag on one shoulder can put stress on one side of your spine which can lead to restriction. Consider using a smaller bag today to reduce your weight that you took around on a daily basis.

If you are one looking for more support to help manage your back pain, it may be time to stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 500 locations nationwide you are certain to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, getting your routine care started can be as simple as dropping by on your way home from work today. 

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

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