Keep Your Back Happy with Chiropractic Attention
By Sandy Schroeder
If your lower back complains at the end of the day, it may be time to pay more attention and take steps to head off future back pain problems. Many of us sit a lot at work, and at home, and ignore painful twinges until they jump up and bite us.
Being proactive with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you might save you a lot of future pain. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic deal with back, neck and many other joint pain issues every day.
Seeing Your Chiropractor
When you come in to The Joint, your chiropractor will want to talk about your workplace, daily schedule, overall lifestyle and health history.
Focusing on spinal health, a gentle targeted spinal adjustment may be used to assess your spinal health and correct any dysfunctions. You may experience far-reaching pain relief, and an overall sense of wellness.
Weekly 15-minute adjustments may be the way to maintain spinal health and work on any contributing back pain issues such as posture, fitness, too many hours sitting, or other bad habits.
Posture – A straight spine versus one that bends forward can make all of the difference. Too many of us hunch forward over keyboards at work, and then come home and hunch over smartphones. Get someone to take a picture of you and then straighten up.
Fitness – When we sit more and move less the whole body suffers. Muscles need to be exercised and joints need to move to stay fit and healthy. Start walking more, return to a favorite sport, or choose a new one. Just keep moving.
Workspace – We all make our workspaces as comfy as possible, but the basics are crucial. Make sure your chair provides complete back and shoulder support. Look for the six-way seating that you get in a car if you can find it. Keep your feet flat on the floor and the top of your monitor at eye level. When you sit there should be a couple inches of space between the chair and the back of your leg. Make your chair fit like a glove.
Overall lifestyle – Smoking, extra weight and too much stress can all take their toll on your back. If any of these issues fit, start now to correct them.
- Stop smoking
- Eat healthy
- Lose at least 10 pounds
- Explore stress reduction with yoga, tai chi, music, hobbies, or meditation
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is ready to help. Find out how easy everything can be with affordable personal healthcare plans that require no insurance. Weekend and evening hours are available. Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Atlanta, Ga.