3 Tips to Prevent Back Pain While Stuck Indoors
By Virginia Laird
Have you ever found yourself stuck indoors for days at a time? My children were just super excited to get a couple of days off from school due to an ice storm that rolled through and overstayed its welcome recently. For many reasons, some find themselves stuck indoors for days at a time. Have you noticed when you are stuck inside your back begins to be stiff and in pain? This is not in your head. Research suggests that a lack of movement can wreak havoc on the spine. Chiropractors have put together a list of things which can be done to try to avoid back pain in this situation, including:
- Always use correct posture
- Find reasons to get up and move
- Put down the electronics
Always Use Correct Posture
No matter what you are doing, chiropractors recommend the use of correct posture. This is necessary to combat back pain. When you are stuck inside, it can be easy to plop on the couch, watch television, or use the computer for hours on end. The problem is that this action can encourage poor posture. Try to limit your hours of couch potato life to help your back.
Find Reasons to Get Up and Move
Hours of sitting may seem desirable, but it can really do a number on the back. Find reasons to get up and move about. Consider cleaning the house, doing some laundry, or vacuuming. If you are seriously going stir crazy, find a walking path in your home and then walk for exercise. Moving about can help release tension in the spine, which can build from sitting all day. Chiropractors suggest doing so can help prevent pain.
Put Down the Electronics
Chiropractors recommend putting down the electronics. Have you ever noticed when you are using them you are almost always hunched over? This is the worst possible posture to use. Chiropractors advise that limiting the time you spend on your wide variety of electronics can be beneficial to your spine and help reduce overall back pain.
If you try these tips and still find that you suffer from some back pain, it may be time to consider a trip to your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. With no appointment necessary, you are sure to be able to get seen as soon as you can get out of the house. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are certain to find one near you.
Here’s to counting the days you are stuck indoors!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Arvada, Colo.