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Chiropractic and Yoga Team Up to Ease Back Pain

By Sandy Schroeder

Lower back pain is a frequent complaint in our society with so many people sitting for so much of the time. If you spend your day driving, sitting at work and then sitting some more in the evening, your lower back may need some effective pain-relief solutions.

Start now before that aching back becomes a chronic pain issue that impacts your whole life. Discover what chiropractic support and regular yoga sessions can do to turn everything around.

Start With Your Chiropractor

Talk with your chiropractor about your daily schedule, back pain, and health history. Find out how to keep your spine healthy with gentle targeted spinal adjustments that ease pain and create an overall sense of well-being.

The spine keeps us mobile, and the central nervous system housed inside provides the brain-to-body communication that keeps the body functioning. When the spine is healthy, so are we.

Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may prove to be the perfect vehicle to keep your back healthy and your schedule open for activities such as yoga, tai chi, walking, swimming, or biking.

I have had numerous friends who turned to chiropractic when lower back pain became an issue. Their symptoms of pain continued to grow, Impacting their work, and slowing down their weekends.

Chiropractic helped them get back on track and stay there. Before long they brought their children in too, getting help with school sports, posture, and computer workspaces.

Add Yoga to the Mix

Once you get your chiropractic schedule working, yoga may be one more way to keep your back flexible and strong.

Recent research in the journal Spine provides a good look at what yoga can do. In the study people with back pain did two 90-minute sessions of yoga a week for six months and enjoyed a 56 percent reduction in pain. They were more mobile and less depressed too.

Six months later the researchers found 68 percent of the yoga members were still doing yoga three days a week for 30 minutes per session.

If you are new to yoga, take some time to observe a class, and then talk with a certified yoga instructor about your needs. Learn more about restorative yoga and gentle yoga sessions that coax the body back into motion. Start with weekly sessions and only do the poses that you are comfortable with. If it works for you, you may find you have more energy and less pain. 

When you are ready to dial in the best care for your whole body, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community. When you travel, there are over 450 clinics available across the country. Clinics are open weekends and evenings, and walk-ins are welcome. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Atlanta, Ga.

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