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Your Bag and Your Back: Tips to Prevent Pain

By Virginia Laird

Whether you realize it or not, the bag you choose to carry can cause back pain. If you are like me, you choose your bag as a statement piece. Still, there are a few things to consider when choosing the perfect bag. Instead of allowing this to be the case, chiropractors have offered a list of tips to help prevent and manage back pain associated with your bag. A few of these tips include:

  • Consider a smaller bag 
  • Choose a lighter bag 
  • Make good posture a habit

Consider a Smaller Bag

Chiropractors insist that a smaller bag is best when trying to keep your load light. While a smaller purse is not always in style, it is best when trying to prevent back pain. Chiropractors teach that a small purse can help limit what you can put in your purse, which helps you keep the load lighter. Consider investing in a small purse the next time you are out and about.  

Choose a Lighter Bag

The bag you choose to carry should be made of a lightweight material. Chiropractors say that beginning with a bag that is made of heavy material weighs you down with heavy load before you ever put any items in it. This can be a cause of a great bit of back pain. Rather than allowing you to lug your back whether it's empty or not, just start with a lightweight bag.

Make Good Posture a Habit

When you are serious about reducing your back pain, it is vital that you make proper posture part of your daily habits. This can be done by stretching to help train the muscles. Although, chiropractors advise that it can take some time to teach the body that proper posture is best, it is worth any struggle you may meet. Start today making sure you are using good posture as much as possible.  

For those looking for more help to get rid of back pain, it may be time to consider routine chiropractic care. Chiropractors work to release tension and restriction in the spine, which ultimately causes pain. Routine care can help eliminate these issues while putting the pain behind you.  Drop by The Joint Chiropractic to get your routine care started today. With no appointment necessary, stopping by at your earliest convenience can get your plan rolling. And with more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find a location in your neighborhood.

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

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