Back Pain is a Bully: Here's How to Shut It Down

By Virginia Laird

Back pain is much like a bully. It appears at the most inopportune time and nags at you endlessly until it emotionally wears you down. While many who struggle with such pain feel alone in the battle, there are millions who share this issue. Chiropractors say that there are a few things you can try to help keep your pain manageable. Their tips include: 

  • Use good posture
  • Find time to get off of your feet 
  • Stretch daily and often 

Use Good Posture 

Good posture should always be a priority when trying to avoid back pain from taking over your life. Research provides evidence that shows proper posture is lacking by most throughout the nation. Chiropractors preach the importance of using good posture. When you find yourself slouching, these chiropractors say you should take the time to stand, stretch, and consciously make changes to your posture to help keep your pain at a minimum. Today is the day you need to begin making proper posture part of your pain prevention plan.  

Find Time to Get Off of Your Feet

For the millions who work jobs that require a great deal of time spent on your feet, it is likely you may struggle to feel free from pain during the day. Chiropractors encourage those in this situation to find time to get off of your feet. Taking breaks (or better yet, giving your feet a break) is one way to help eliminate your pain. It is advised that you find at least 15 minutes every few hours to get off of your feet. Start giving this a try right away. 

Stretch Daily and Often 

Chiropractors preach the importance of stretching as part of your pain prevention and management plan. It is suggested that you stretch your back and neck in the morning and evening, as well as any other time you begin to feel stiffness or tension building in the body. Research indicates that stretching can be successful in keeping your pain at bay and keeping you on your feet.

If you struggle with back pain on a routine basis, chiropractic care can be helpful in your pain management. Chiropractors focus their care on the spine. Using small adjustments, chiropractors release tension and restore function which is beneficial in preventing and managing pain. If you are ready to start your chiropractic care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to get started.With more than 475 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, getting started on your personalized pain prevention plan can be 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 Peoria, Ariz. 

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