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Tips for Dads with Back Pain

By Sara Butler

Being a dad is a tough job. Kids want to horse around, run, and play with their dads -- but if you suffer from chronic back pain, then it can really cramp your dad style. Being the dad you want to be with back pain can be a challenge, but there are things you need to know. Here are a few important things the chiropractors at The Joint want all dads with back pain to know.

Relax

If you can work regular relaxation exercises into your day, such as breathing exercises and stretching, then it can help to ease some of the effects chronic back pain can have on your health and your state of mind. These techniques can help to improve circulation and slow down your heart, helping you to feel more centered even if you’re struggling with chronic back pain. This can come in handy when you have a child vying for attention. Find a relaxation technique that can work for you and bring your kids in on it, it’s a great way you both can benefit from spending more time together.

Don’t Get Mad

When you’re not able to do everything you want due to physical limitations, it can be tough. It’s easy to beat yourself up if you can’t do the things with your kids you want to -- you can feel as if you’re letting your kids down.

Being there for your kids is about more than a wrestling match or a game of basketball, it’s also about listening and communication. So, don’t feel bad about yourself because you’re unable to be the type of dad that can race their 5-year-old down the driveway (and let him win). There are many ways to strengthen your relationship with your child.

Explore

Remember that no two people -- and no two spinal conditions -- are the same. Your symptoms, experience, and treatments are unique to you. That’s what makes conservative care from your chiropractor a step in the right direction for addressing your back pain. The chiropractors at The Joint can recommend treatment options that will help your body to do what it was made to do -- heal itself.

If you feel like you’re missing out on time with your kids and family due to your back pain, then come into The Joint Chiropractic today for a consultation.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Los Angeles, Calif.

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