Preventing Back Pain While at Church

By Virginia Laird

Church pews: Just the thought of sitting in these seats for any length of time may be painful. For many, this pain can be enough to keep you from attending as often as you may like. For others, it can be brutal enough to prevent you from soaking in all the minister has to say. No matter why you need to rid your life of this pain, it is vital to do so. Chiropractors suggest that rather than suffering in pain while at church, there are a few tips you can try to keep this pain at bay, including:

  • Avoid crossing your legs at the knees
  • Sit up straight
  • Make chiropractic care part of your routine care

Avoid Crossing Your Legs as the Knees

Research suggests that crossing your legs can lead to back pain. Chiropractors preach that as the legs are crossed at the knees, it can put stress on the spine, which can cause it to shift, resulting in pain. Rather, it is advised that the best way to sit is with both feet flat on the ground. For those who find it necessary to cross some part of their legs, it is best to cross at the ankles. Following this advice can help keep pressure off the spine and back pain at bay.

Sit Up Straight

Chiropractors admit that using poor posture is one way to invite back pain to take over. Rather than finding yourself hunching over while sitting for a long period of time, chiropractors suggest that you sit up straight. For many, using correct posture may prove to be slightly uncomfortable until it is made part of your habit. Chiropractors suggest that one of the best ways to fight back pain is to make sure you are using correct posture as often as possible.

Make Chiropractic Care Part of Your Routine Care

For those who find themselves suffering with back pain, especially while at church, it may be wise to begin routine chiropractic care as part of your pain prevention. Chiropractors work using small adjustments to keep the spine free from restriction. This can help to release pain and tension in the back.

If you are ready to begin your pain prevention plan, drop by The Joint Chiropractic nearest you. With no appointment necessary you are sure to be seen when you need it most. And with more than 400 locations nationwide you are certain to find one conveniently located in your community.

Now is the time to begin putting back pain behind you.

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

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