How to Keep Your Back Heathy and Your Life Moving
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us play games with our backs on a daily basis. Some of us sit too much, slouching on the couch or working long hours. Others forget to lift carefully, picking up and toting everything from toddlers to groceries, all day every day. Life makes demands and we respond.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, 80 percent of us will pay the price for taking our backs for granted. Then pain may insist that we pay attention. It may start with a fast hit, slow ache, numbness, or tingling. Or it may strike with excruciating pain that threatens immobility.
Seeing Your Chiropractor
Wherever you are with your back, seeing your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you could be a smart move. When you come in, you will find a staff of licensed chiropractors, who treat everyone from children to seniors. The goal will be to help you find solutions without pain medications or surgery.
Your chiropractor will want to know if you are having any pain and what your normal schedule and medical history are. Pain in the back, or other joints, can be caused by joint restrictions that may respond well to chiropractic adjustments.
The adjustment is accomplished through the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities. It may relieve pain and generate surprise benefits, such as improved energy, better mental focus, or better digestion.
As you and your chiropractor consider the results of your adjustment, you can put together an ongoing plan for health and wellness. You can also take some simple steps to prevent back pain.
- Learn the fundamentals of good posture.
- Choose shoes for support. Wear low heels as much as possible.
- Know how to lift, powering the lift with your legs, and never twisting your body.
- Make sure your mattress is the right firmness for you.
- Stay trim. Eat healthy.
- Stay active, using doctor approved exercises.
- Find ways to let go of stress, and break up any long periods of sitting.
- If you smoke, stop.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic and learn more. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. No appointments are needed, and weekend and evening hours are available.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.