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Your Fashion Choices Could Be Causing Your Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

Are you one who loves to dress in the latest fashion? You are not alone, millions enjoy the thrill of all things fashionable. However, chiropractors teach that some of these trends can be causing a great deal of stress on the joints of your spine, leading to back pain. While this may sound a bit on the silly side, there is research to support this idea. Chiropractors suggest if you are one who thrives on staying stylish, there are a few things you can do to help avoid pain and injury to the spine, including:

  • Stop wearing heels
  • Carry a light weight purse
  • Make a trip to your chiropractor

Stop Wearing Heels

Heels are some of the worst shoes you can choose for your spine. This has much to do with their ability to impede the natural stride. Anytime the stride is altered, it can put stress on the joints of the spine which can cause them to shift into a restricted position. Much of the time this can lead to debilitating back pain. Rather than reaching for the highest of heels, chiropractors suggest you should wear heels no taller than two inches in height. For those who simply cannot resist the call of the higher heels, it is suggested that you wear them limitedly.

Carry a Light Weight Purse

Although a large purse may be higher fashion and more practical, these are also the bags that seem to be filled to the brim with unnecessary items that cause the bag to become extremely heavy. Chiropractors advise that hauling around a heavy purse routinely can cause a great deal of pain throughout the back. Rather, it is advised that you lighten your load by choosing a smaller bag. Although this may not prevent you from filling your purse with unnecessary items, it keeps the load lighter. An even better tip provided by chiropractors is to empty your purse daily. Following this advice can keep your purse light, no matter the size.

Make a Trip to Your Chiropractor

For those who refuse to alter their love of fashion and a few of their favorite styles, it is imperative to begin visiting a chiropractor on a routine schedule. Chiropractors use adjustments to the joints of the spine to restore it to an unrestricted position. This can help prevent pain and injury to the spine. Research suggests avoiding routine care can lead to damage that can become irreparable.

If you are ready to begin your regular chiropractic care regimen, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to get started right away. With more than 400 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one near you. Another great perk about The Joint is that there are no appointments necessary, meaning you can stop by at your earliest convenience to begin.

Listen to the advice from these chiropractors. Consider making a few changes to your fashion choices to help keep your back pain at bay.

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

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