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Make Your New Year Pain-Free

By Virginia Laird

As you approach your goal of living this year with little back pain, it may be wise to take the advice of those who know backs best. Chiropractors offer several tips to help those looking to reduce and manage their back pain this year. Some of their tips include:

  • Give up heavy purses
  • Opt for comfy shoes
  • Choose good posture

Give Up Heavy Purses

Chiropractors teach that heavy purses can be the cause of your back pain. As you tote the heavy load on one side of the body, it can cause tension and shifting of the joints of the spine. As this takes place, pain can become an increasing problem. Rather than allowing this to be you, it might be best to simply choose a smaller purse. A smaller one can undoubtedly cause you to pack a little less, leading to a lighter load on your shoulder.

Opt For Comfy Shoes

Oh how I love my shoes! There are times that I literally believe my heels are the most comfy shoes in my closet. However, chiropractors teach that high heels can be problematic to the spine. Rather than choosing uncomfortable shoes which are constantly in the way of your stride, it is best to wear comfy shoes. These are suggested to be shoes which are secured to the foot and offer plenty of support. This year, give your high heels a bit of a break and reach for the flats and tennis shoes more often than not.

Choose Good Posture

Another tip to prevent back pain is to choose good posture. This can be easier said than done, as research indicates that more often than not, most choose poor posture. However, it is poor posture which can single-handedly cause back pain. Chiropractors suggest that if you struggle with correct poster, there are a few things you can to do to encourage improvement. Light stretching can help. This allows the body to release tension in the muscles of the back and begin to train them in correct posture.

For those who are serious about kicking back pain out of their life, it can be wise to drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to get started on a personalized pain prevention plan right away. With more than 425 locations nationwide getting started can be as simple as dropping by on your way home from work. And with no appointment necessary, getting seen is as easy as dropping by during your lunch break.

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

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