Let Chiropractic Ease Your Lower Back Pain
By Sandy Schroeder
If your lower back is letting you down with more and more pain, chiropractic may be able to help.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you helps people find natural solutions for pain every day. Their doctors of chiropractic staff a wellness center that eases pain without prescriptions or surgery.
Seeing Your Chiropractor
When you come in, your chiropractor will want to talk about your pain and your health history. Gentle spinal adjustments may provide the far-reaching pain relief that you need. Many say it is like turning a page. Pain recedes and wellness follows. Often they feel more energetic, sleep better, and think more clearly too.
Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may become the new wellness platform needed. Your chiropractor will monitor your condition as you move more and hurt less.
At the same time, Harvard Health suggests these tips to keep the wellness coming.
Follow through with the right exercises - Target the back, abdomen and buttocks muscles to keep the spine strong and flexible. Pick activities that are safe for your back such as swimming, walking or bicycling. Skip weightlifting, gymnastics, rowing or aerobic dancing and always remember to warm up and stretch.
Lose those extra pounds - Added weight can increase the risk for back pain. Extra pounds, especially as belly fat, can shift the center of gravity forward and put added pressure on the back. Check your BMI, body mass index, and see your doctor if you need to lose a few pounds.
If you smoke, stop - Researchers say smokers have more back pain than non-smokers. Nicotine impedes the flow of blood to the vertebrae and discs, and accelerates bone loss, leading to osteoporosis.
Don't tote so much - Most of us have three or more totes with us most of the time. If you assemble all of your gear in the morning and tote everything around all day, your back is bound to complain. Review your totes and pare them down to the minimum needed. At the same time make sure you are using double-padded straps and go to wheels if you need them. When you pick up totes never bend from the waist. Squat down and use your knees to power the load.
Protect your back wherever you are.
- When sitting always keep your knees a little higher than your hips and have your feet on the floor
- When standing and working keep one foot on a small step stool
- When vacuuming do one room at a time and take frequent breaks
- When picking up objects or kids, stand as close as possible and use your legs to power the lift
Find the best answers for your health at The Joint Clinic near you. Affordable personal healthcare packages and plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. Clinics are open weekends and evenings and walk-ins are welcome.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Atlanta, Ga.