Avoid Common Pain Mistakes, See Your Chiropractor
By Donna Stark
Back pain is one of those things that can be so different from person to person, yet still have so many similarities. It could be something you battle against after a productive weekend clearing out your garage, or it could be something you endure every day. It could lay you out on the couch for a couple of hours, or it could send you to bed for much longer. But no matter where it stems from or how it affects you, its presence can definitely be felt and is always unwelcomed.
Although back pain symptoms are more likely as you age, they can still affect anyone, and that's especially true if you have other risk factors that aren't under control. Seeing your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic regularly and making a few lifestyle changes usually eases your symptoms, but there are also some common mistakes that need to be avoided as well. Let’s take a look.
- Lifting improperly - Lifting improperly is one of the main causes of acute back pain, so be very intentional with your movements. Don’t let your back muscles do all of the lifting, don’t bend at the waist, balance yourself with a wide stance, bend at your knees, and let your leg and core muscles help.
- Thinking the pain will disappear on its own - If back pain lingers for more than a couple of weeks, it’s time to see your chiropractor. Your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic will identify and target the source of your pain with a treatment that is tailored to your specific needs. Chiropractic care is safe and never employs the use of prescriptions drugs so you won’t have to worry about unwanted side effects either.
- Letting your weight slide - Maintaining a healthy weight reduces some of the risk of experiencing chronic back pain, so don’t make the mistake of ignoring it if back pain plagues your days. Exercise regularly and consume a healthy diet to reduce the stress and strain that the extra weight places on your spine.
- Having poor posture - Poor posture puts extra strain on your back too, so be intentional about it at all times. Add some lumbar support to your chair at work, stand with your shoulders and hips in a straight line, and keep your shoulders back. By focusing on small changes throughout your day, you can prevent your posture from becoming worse.
Don’t Avoid Chiropractic Care
No matter how back pain enters your life or how long it stays, you definitely want to avoid the things that can make it worse and you certainly want to get help when it is needed. Your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic is the one thing you don’t want to avoid, and with more than 400 locations nationwide, no appointment or referral needed, and convenient weekend hours, it’s easy not to. So come on it, and get the relief you deserve!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mesa, Ariz.