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How to Keep Back Pain Out of the Gym

By Virginia Laird

For millions across the nation, each day at the gym is a struggle to keep back pain from interrupting a good workout. Chiropractors indicate that, more often than not, back pain in the gym is caused from poor form and other things which can be prevented. A few tips these chiropractors suggest you try to help prevent and manage your back pain while at the gym include:

  • Use correct posture when exercising
  • Wear good workout shoes
  • Avoid doing too much 

Use Correct Posture When Exercising

Chiropractors suggest that those who struggle with back pain while working out are (often) using incorrect posture. Although correct posture may not seem natural, it is best when trying to keep back pain at bay. Chiropractors recommend that when you notice yourself using poor posture that you step away from your exercise, stretch lightly, and then start again making note to use correct posture. Taking these necessary steps to correct your posture when necessary can help train the body to begin using appropriate posture naturally. Give this a try when you hit the gym today.

Wear Good Workout Shoes

Another tip chiropractors provide to those who love to hit the gym is to make sure you are wearing good workout shoes. Research indicates that far too many wear their tennis shoes for far too long before replacing them. Exercise experts suggest that those who work out routinely should replace their exercise shoes every three to four months. Chiropractors suggest that wearing shoes which are worn out and provide little support can be a huge factor when it comes to back pain. Before you head to the gym, check your shoes and see if they could possibly be a reason why you are struggling with back pain.

Avoid Doing Too Much

While you may have goals you would like to meet during your workout at the gym, trying to push yourself to do too much can be another reason why you may struggle with that pain. Chiropractors suggest that working out for too long, lifting too much weight, or overdoing it in any other way can be a key factor in back pain. Instead of overdoing it, chiropractors suggest that you add a little at a time. This may inhibit your ability to meet certain goals immediately. However, over time you will meet those goals in a way that you were able to keep back pain at bay. Start considering how much you are doing when you head to the gym. Make sure you are not overdoing it and causing yourself more pain than is needed.

If you are one who finds yourself struggling with extreme back pain before or after exercising, it is advised that you stop by your chiropractor routinely. Routine chiropractic care can be beneficial while trying to keep back pain away, especially with exercise. If you are ready to start such care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic today. There, your chiropractor will work with you to determine a personalized pain prevention plan. This plan will help meet your needs. To get started, simply drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointment necessary you can be seen just as soon as you decide you have the time to drop by.

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

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