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Your Back Pain Can Be Managed: Here's How

By Virginia Laird

Back pain is one of the most annoying things you can suffer with. Often, it finds a way to stop you in your tracks and prevent you from getting your work done or other daily chores. Chiropractors have started offering a wide variety of tips to help you keep such pain away and help you remain productive. These include:

  • Get up and move
  • Stretch daily
  • Use correct posture

Get Up and Move

Chiropractors encourage patients, even those who struggle with back pain, to get up and move. Sitting for long periods of time can increase your chances of struggling with back pain. Chiropractors teach that as you sit, the body holds onto and builds tension which can lead to pain. Adding a walk to your day can be enough to help you get moving. If you find yourself on the couch for more than an hour at a time, it is too much. Start now making a conscious effort to get up and move. 

Stretch Daily

According to research, stretching can help release tension, which often leads to back pain. Rather than allowing such pain to encroach on your daily activities, start lightly stretching in the morning, and possibly other times when needed. These stretches should include the back and neck. While there are many who may be skeptics to this remedy, it can help ease your pain and keep you on your feet. Start stretching today. 

Use Correct Posture

Your posture has a great deal to do with the health of your back. Far too many, especially those who sit at desks for long periods of time, may fall victim to the slouch. Rather than have this happen to you and increase your chances of struggle with back pain, make sure you are sitting appropriately. Chiropractors say that sitting flat-footed, rather than cross-legged, is best for the back and posture. Try making your posture a priority today. 

If you are one of the millions who cannot seem to find the right solution to your back pain, routine chiropractic care can be what you need. A quick trip to The Joint Chiropractic in your community can get you started on a personalized pain prevention plan. While you are there, visiting with your chiropractor, together you will determine how to solve your pain problems. As you develop a plan, may be able to quickly find relief from your pain. If you are ready to get started on your plan to manage pain, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, getting started is as simple as stopping by on your way home from work.

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

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