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Getting Rid of Back Pain: 3 Tips to Try

By Virginia Laird

Back pain is dreadful and can prove to be a challenge to get rid of. Each year, millions admit to struggling with back pain severe enough to put a halt to normal activity. Rather than falling victim to such pain, it can be necessary to begin taking steps to prevent such pain. Luckily, chiropractors have offered a variety of tips for you to try to help you reduce and manage your pain,. These include:

  • Make time to sleep
  • Avoid sitting for long periods of time
  • See your chiropractor routinely

Make Time to Sleep

Chiropractors insist that one sure way to invite back pain into your day is a lack of sleep. When the body is at rest (sleeping), it has the chance to repair itself and rejuvenate. When there is a lack of sleep, research suggests there is an increase in pain, especially in the back. To help keep such pain away, it is recommended that you begin making sleep a priority right away. Experts suggest that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. However, there are many who require much more than this. Start making sleep a priority tonight.

Avoid Sitting For Long Periods of Time

For a host of reasons, there are many who find themselves sitting for long periods of time. Whether you are chained to a desk for work, hooked to a television program, or simply enjoy being slightly lazy, sitting for extended periods of time can lead to back pain. As tension builds in the back it can lead to increasing pain. Chiropractors advise that one way to help release such tension is to get up and get moving. A brisk walk through your neighborhood, light stretching, and many other choices for movement can help release the tension and prevent pain.

See Your Chiropractor Routinely

If you are one who struggles to keep back pain away, it may be time to consider making routine chiropractic care part of your healthcare regimen. Chiropractors focus much of their time on the joints of the spine, working to release tension, and restore function. Thorough normal daily activity, these joints shift, causing restriction, which leads to pain. Having your chiropractor work to restore function can help manage pain and prevent permanent damage. If you are ready to begin your routine chiropractic care, drop by The Joint chiropractic in your local community. With more than 425 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, there is no waiting until the next available appointment. Simply stop in on your way home from work to get seen when you need it most. 

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

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