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Chiropractic and Good Posture Help Whip Back Pain

By Sandy Schroeder

Back pain hits 80 percent of the population at some time in their lives. Most of us simply surge ahead, never thinking we will be one of the unlucky ones. Extended sitting, accidents, sports injuries and bad posture are all issues that can quickly make back pain a reality.

Hunching over a keyboard and bending forward from the waist can create muscle tightness that cries out for relief. If it is ignored, the chances of more serious back pain can quickly increase.

Seeing Your Chiropractor

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you can help you assess the problem to find answers. The Joint’s licensed doctors of chiropractic help people of all ages find pain relief and wellness.

When you come in, your chiropractor can help you understand how back pain happens -- and how it disappears.

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may help you achieve pain relief and experience wellness. At that point, you may want to consider weekly 15-minute adjustments to keep the benefits coming.

Your chiropractor can work with you to evaluate your workplace and learn good posture. You need a chair with good back support and a monitor at eye level. Your feet should be flat on the floor with your knees slightly raised above your hips. There should be a couple inches of space between the back of your leg and the chair.

Then you need to sit up straight with your head centered over your spine and your shoulders back. Take five-minute breaks to walk or stretch for each hour that you work.

Making Good Posture Work

To keep up the good work, Harvard Health suggest these posture moves.

Picture your posture – Imagine a string running from the ceiling to the top of your head, down to your shoulders, and on to your hips, knees and ankles, lining up every part of your body. Now stretch your body up, keeping each part straight.

Shoulder lineup – Sit up straight with your chin level. Slowly pull your shoulders back and squeeze the shoulder blades. Hold for five seconds. Relax and repeat three times.

Cross stretch – As you sit, raise the right arm to shoulder height and bend the arm up. Grip the right elbow with the left hand and slowly pull it across your chest until you feel a stretch. Hold for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

The Joint Chiropractic is ready when you are to get started. Find out more about the affordable health care plans and extended weekend and evening hours. Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed. 

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

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