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Habits You Need to Change for a Better Back

By Genevieve Cunningham

Our habits help to define us and make us who we are. For the most part, we like to think that our habits are good overall. We like to think that we eat fairly well and that we’re active and that we are kind to others. But sometimes our habits aren’t as good as we like to think. In fact, sometimes they’re damaging to our health and cause pain, which can become especially apparent in the back. If you’ve noticed a bit of pain in your back, take a look at these habits you should ditch for better back health.

Binges on the Weekend

Everyone does it once in a while, but too many weekend binges can cause serious back pain. The posture -- slouched over, shoulders slumped, neck bent -- that we hold when we binge the latest show on Netflix is hard on the spine. It can cause tension to build, which then leads to discomfort in the back and neck. The fix? Limit your time in front of the screen, or at the very least, correct your posture while you watch.

Poor Posture

Poor posture happens more often than just in front of the TV. Most of us have poor posture the majority of the time, and this contributes to pain. The fix? Pull your shoulders back, pull the tummy toward the spine, and relax the upper body. It might take a while, but over time your posture will improve and it will be easier to hold.

Technology Use

The TV, the phone, the iPad. Too much technology can create the same problems that too much TV can cause. We hold poor posture, we’re inactive, and we create our own pain when we spend all of our time on a technological device. The fix? Though it’s incredibly hard, your time spent on technology must be limited. Cut back slowly, as this can be a habit that’s hard to break.

Don’t Forget to Add Chiropractic Care

If you’re looking to keep your back healthy, the best choice you can make is to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors help to keep the back healthy by removing restrictions from the vertebrae. This reduces pain, improves mobility, and brings a wealth of other benefits. While you’re ditching a few bad habits, pick up chiropractic care as a good habit that can change your health.

If you’re ready for a healthier back, and you want to try chiropractic care to make it happen, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing plan to get quality care without the hassle. You don’t have to simply live with back pain. Find a little relief and get a boost in health beginning with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

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

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