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Bad Habits With Painful Consequences (How to Quit!)

By Genevieve Cunningham

Everyone has a few bad habits. In most cases, those bad habits are harmless. Perhap you bite your nails or stay up a little too late. In other cases, bad habits might lead to some negative consequences … like pain. If you experience pain on a regular basis, and you’re unsure of the cause, take a look at these bad habits that may contribute to the problem.

Poor Posture

Most people don’t really think of this as a habit, but that’s all it is in most cases. Most young people actually have incredible posture. As we age, we tend to let this posture slide, and as a result, we get used to slouching. This becomes a bad habit that really hurts the back. Want to break the habit? It’s tough to turn your posture around, but it can be done through exercises, increased awareness, and some serious perseverance.

Lazy Lifting

We lift various items every day. From kids to computers to pillows to a wide variety of other objects, lifting is a part of living. But when you allow your lifting habits to become lazy, it can often lead to back pain. While it probably won’t hurt to lift a pillow with lazy habits, heavier objects can strain the back and cause discomfort. Want to break the habit? Don’t forget to always lift with the legs and avoid stopping at the waist only.

Still Have Pain?

If you quit your bad habits but still experience pain, it might be a good idea to incorporate chiropractic care into your life. Chiropractors are well known for their ability to diminish back pain. Ongoing care can help to remove restrictions in the vertebrae of the spine. These restrictions are often responsible for pain, and removing them can provide immediate and lasting relief. They may also be able to give you tips and tricks for beating the worst of your habits and leading a lifestyle that leaves little room for excessive pain.

If you want to try chiropractic care, visit with chiropractors at The Joint. Chiropractors here are friendly and professional. They’ll always put your health and well-being first. To make getting care easier, The Joint also offers walk-in visits and affordable pricing to every patient who walks through the doors. Along with getting rid of those bad habits, getting chiropractic care is a great way to boost the health of the back and eliminate pain from your life. Get moving in the right direction beginning with a quick trip to The Joint today.

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

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