Manage Back Pain with These 4 Tips

By Virginia Laird

There is nothing more dreadful than living with back pain. It can be difficult to sit, stand, and even lay down. Finding comfort of any kind can be nearly impossible. For many, back pain is just a fact of life, something they have learned to live with. Chiropractors suggest there are ways to help manage back pain. Some of their suggestions include:

  • Get some exercise
  • Drop a few pounds
  • Avoid heels that are too high
  • Always use good posture

Get Some Exercise

Yes, exercise can cause back pain. However, some exercise can help loosen the muscles of the back and release tension. Chiropractors suggest light exercising is best when trying to manage back pain. This can include walking and yoga, among other things. Before setting off on more difficult exercises, it is wise to check with your chiropractor.

Drop a Few Pounds

Weight can play a factor in back pain. If you suffer from back pain and know you could lose a few pounds, don’t be surprised when this is the recommendation from your healthcare professional. Chiropractors suggest losing as little as 10 pounds can have a huge impact on the spine.

Avoid Heels that are Too High

If you are a lover of high heels, this could be your cause of back pain. These shoes offer little in the way of support for the back or the foot. Chiropractors suggest you should wear heels no higher than two inches. It can be difficult to rid your life of the heels you love, but your back will thank you.

Always Use Good Posture

Posture is the key to most back issues. While the vast majority of us do not exercise correct posture, it is vital when struggling with back pain. Even so, many times it is discoverd that poor posture is the root cause of the back pain -- and the root cause of pain is what you want to eliminate. Chiropractors suggest those who struggle with correct posture do stretches and exercises daily that help train the body to adjust to the use of good posture.

If you struggle with back pain, it may be time to see a chiropractor. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic near you to begin your pain management plan today. With more than 390 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one in your community. There are no appointments necessary, making it easy for you to drop by after work. 

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

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