Chiropractic Care Can Ease Your Back Pain

By Rebecca Waldron

If you have an office job, or sit at any desk for longer than a half-hour then you know what it’s like to have that familiar ache in your lower back. The main reason behind this is that sitting, in an office chair or in general, is a static posture that increases stress in the back, shoulders, arms, and legs; in particular, it can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs. There are many ways to improve your posture and prevent sore muscles. While sitting for long periods of time, good posture, stretching and chiropractic care are all helpful.

Stretch

If you’ve been sitting for a while, get up and stretch your hands, arms and shoulders. Then, stretch your legs and ultimately your back gently. Every hour you need to get up and walk around, if possible, to help keep your muscles loose and fluid. Don’t wait for cramps and stabbing pains to occur before you stretch. By that time, it’s too late.

Exercise

If you start exercising 10 minutes per day, you will help improve blood flow into your limbs. A 20-minute walk will help even more, promoting healthy blood flow that brings important nutrients to all the spinal structures.

Ergonomic Chairs

Have you ever sat down in one of these amazing chairs? You are instantly put into perfect sitting position. It feels like your back gets a break -- and it does. These chairs are helpful in keeping the spinal column aligned so that your posture will fall naturally into place. If you are suffering from back pain, an ergonomic chair is a great purchase.

Chiropractic Care

The Joint Chiropractic will help you find pain relief. You can walk in anytime, there’s no appointments. You will be seen by the chiropractor and given an exam. If the doctor feels your situation requires more diagnostic testing, you'll be referred to get other tests completed, such as X-rays. Then you will lie down on a special table and the chiropractor will gently maneuver your body so that the spinal column is realigned and the restrictions removed. Most patients feel immediate relief. The Joint Chiropractic has more than 480 locations nationwide, so there's one nearby that's happy to assist you with finding relief from your back pain and any other pain you may be suffering. They don’t concentrate only on backs. Chiropractic care can help your posture and alleviate pain the natural way, rather than with dangerous opioid drugs. 

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

 

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