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Keeping Your Back Happy

By Donna Stark

If you have ever traveled with a toddler or have taken one to a fancy event, you know how important it is to keep the happiness alive. You also know that the minute your toddler loses that happiness, everyone around you knows it. Well, your back is kind of like a toddler in that regard. If it's happy, everyone is happy, but if it's not, everyone around you knows it. And it's not because your back can scream at the top of its lungs (if it even had lungs, that is), but rather it's because those who love you the most will notice the changes in your mood, your demeanor, and the way you carry yourself.

Keeping Your Back Happy

When you have experienced back pain in the past, you know how difficult it is to carry on with your normal routine. Your back plays a vital role in nearly every movement your body makes, so when it hurts, everything about your day hurts, and the sooner you make your back happy, the better ... just like that screaming toddler looking up at you. Here are some suggestions on how to do sol

Stay Active

Most people think that when their back is in pain, they should stay on bed rest for days, but that could actually lead to more problems. So unless you have strict orders from your doctor, get up and stay active. Even if it's just for a short walk, it can help you feel better faster.

Practice Good Posture

Poor posture doesn't just pop out of nowhere. Many of us have fallen to its ways years ago, and as a result, are now faced with soreness, discomfort, and pain. It's critical that you start focusing on proper posture while you are sitting, standing, and lying down. It will make a world of difference!

Increase Core Strength

Just as your back is tied to nearly every movement your body makes, so are your abdominal muscles, and the stronger they are, the less your back has to work. Think of the two as partners in crime. One needs the other to function in the best, most efficient way possible.

Chiropractic Care

If you still find yourself struggling with back pain, visit your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic! By placing your spine in proper alignment, your chiropractor can help your body heal itself naturally, and the pain, tension, and stress you are experiencing can be reduced.

So come on in today! With nearly 500 locations nationwide, convenient hours, and no appointment or referral needed, it couldn't be any easier to restore happiness and return to a healthy, pain-free life!

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

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