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How to Tell if the Back Needs Extra Support

By Genevieve Cunningham

The back is one of the most important parts of the body. We use it for everything! Standing, working, exercising. Without a healthy back, we will definitely suffer. But there are times in life when our backs need a little help to do its job efficiently without injury. The problem is that, often times, the injury happens before we realize that our back needs help. If you're trying to keep your back as healthy as possible, take a look at these signs that it needs a little extra support.

Your Back Is in Pain

This is an obvious sign that something is amiss. If your back is in pain, it's likely injured or being overworked. Believe it or not, your back isn't supposed to hurt all the time. If you notice increasing or constant discomfort, it might be a sign that it needs some help.

Your Hamstrings Hurt

Many people are unaware that the lower back and the hamstrings really work together. If you notice that the hamstrings are extremely tight or in pain, it might be a sign that your lower back is not working properly or that it's not doing its job fully. First things first, go ahead and trying to stretch the hamstrings. But if you are taking care of your legs and stretching regularly, then you shouldn't really be experiencing much pain. If you are, it may actually signal that the balance between your back and legs are out of whack.

Tips for Providing Support

  • Exercise - It probably goes without saying that you need regular exercise in your life. Make sure that your routine includes moves that strengthen and support the back, and you'll be less likely to get injured or experience pain.

  • Chiropractic care - Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to protect your back. Chiropractors use gentle manipulation to alleviate tension and pain from the spine. When you receive care on a regular basis, it can keep the back in better health and promote balance in the body.

If you're ready to add chiropractic care to your life, check out 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 care you need without the hassle. It's important to take care of and support the back. Get your health moving in the right direction and give your back the support it needs with a quick stop at The Joint today. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Orange Park, Fla.

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