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Eliminate These 3 Habits to Reduce Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

Are you looking to reduce your back pain? Many people search for answers when suffering with back pain, and often overlook some causes of such pain that are simple and self-imposed. There are a few simple changes that can be made to a person’s lifestyle that can do just that. These changes include:

  • You wear your clothes too tight
  • You live out of your purse
  • High heels are a part of your daily life

You Wear Your Clothes Too Tight

Believe it or not, there is research that suggests wearing clothing too tight can cause back problems. Anytime clothing is so tight that it impedes movement, it needs to be loosened. Wearing slightly looser clothing can be more comfortable as well as can help prevent back pain. Chiropractors suggest wearing clothing that allows free, unrestricted movement is best for the spine.

You Live Out of Your Purse

Stop living out of your purse! Take a look for a minute in the purse (or bag) you currently use. There is most likely far too much stuffed inside. Lighten the load by leaving out things that are unnecessary. Chiropractors suggest carrying smaller purses to help avoid the overpacking (and heavy weight) of the bag. As the purse is thrown over the shoulder to carry, it puts a strain on the spine by tugging at one side as well as adding the weight. This often causes function restriction and a great deal of pain.

High Heels are Part of Your Daily Life

Making high heels a part of daily life can be detrimental to the spine, as can any shoe that causes an unnatural stance or stride. Heels can put a lot of stress on the back and some may notice in a few short minutes of wearing them, aches and pains begin to set in. Chiropractors suggest people should wear shoes that are comfortable for the foot as well as the back. They also suggest for those who insist on wearing heels that they keep the height at or below two inches.

Routine visits to your chiropractor can help ensure your ability to make these changes. Chiropractors can offer support and suggestions to help you stay on a pain-free path. They can also offer adjustments to undo any damage that may have been caused in the past. Stop by your nearest The Joint Chiropractic for help eliminating your need-to-change habits.

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

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