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Chiropractic Care: Tips for Saving Your Back

By Genevieve Cunningham

Our backs are really important to our lives. That might seem like a strange statement -- until you have to deal with ongoing back pain that gets in the way of absolutely everything you do. Once back pain is present, you quickly understand just how much we use this part of our bodies. A lot of people think that this future is inevitable. Back pain comes with age, right? Not necessarily. If you're interested in keeping your back healthy and the pain away, take a look at these tips that can get you moving in the right direction. 

Move More, Stretch, and Exercise

The back does not respond well to a sedentary lifestyle. Why? Because the body was made to move. It needs movement in order to maintain flexibility, build muscle strength, and work out tension that builds within the spine. But here's the good part: Movement comes in many different forms. For those that don't like exercise, there are other ways to move. Why not simply be active in life? Go outside, plant a garden, work on a project, meet with friends. This movement contributes to an active lifestyle. It's also important to stretch -- the legs, arms, back, abs, everywhere! And finally, if you can manage it, try to get in some exercise, even if it's a simple walk. The bottom line? Move to protect your back. 

Get Plenty of Quality Rest

Even though your body definitely wants more movement, it also needs rest. For the back, the most important thing is to get quality rest. If your body is tense while you sleep, your back is bound to hurt in the morning. Make sure you have a supportive mattress and pillow to start. Create a comfortable sleeping environment. And finally, set a bedtime and stick with it. The more you improve your rest, the easier it is to protect your back from harm and pain. 

See Your Chiropractor on a Regular Basis

Perhaps the most effective way to save your back is by getting chiropractic care. It's gentle, noninvasive, and attacks the problem at the source -- the spine. They'll gently adjust it, which removes joint restrictions and relieves tension and pain. But in order for you to get the most relief, you'll need to see the chiropractor on a regular basis. Regular care has been shown to reduce pain, improve mobility, enhance sleep and energy, improve focus, and bring a wealth of other benefits to the patient. If you want to manage back pain, there's truly no better choice than regular care. 

If you're ready to try chiropractic care for your back pain, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the quality care you need without any additional stress in the process. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to care for your back both now and in the future. Save your back starting right now with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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