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Watching TV Without Back Pain: Here's How

By Virginia Laird

Although back pain while chilling on the couch and watching television may sound a little out of the ordinary, there is nothing abnormal about it. Each year, millions flock to their chiropractor in search of answers for back pain caused by simple tasks, including vegging out. Chiropractors insist that there are ways to prevent such pain. A few of their tips include:

  • Use correct posture
  • Make time to move around
  • Avoid sitting with your legs crossed

Use Correct Posture

Correct posture is the key to preventing back pain. Chiropractors indicate that many who flop on the couch and curl up to watch a favorite show may not always employ proper posture. It is advised that you always make a habit of sitting up straight with your feet flat on the ground. Research suggests this is one of the best ways to ensure proper posture. Chiropractors suggest that when you notice you are not using the best posture, it is best to readjust how you are sitting, stretch, and take care to correct the poor posture you are using. This can both help prevent back pain and encourage good posture.

Make Time to Move Around

If you are settled in to binge watch your favorite show, best to know that sitting for too long can cause a great deal of back pain. Chiropractors encourage their patients to get up and move around periodically rather than sitting for too long. It is suggested that getting up and moving can help release tension in the back which may have stacked up for sitting too long. Chiropractors suggest that when you get up and move, it is best to stretch as well.

Avoid Sitting With Your Legs Crossed

Research suggests that sitting with your legs crossed can put unnecessary stress on the spine. Chiropractors teach that sitting in this position shift the joints of the spine to a restricted position which can lead to back pain and restriction. It is advised that when you find yourself sitting in this manner it is necessary to correct it as soon as possible to help prevent serious pain from taking over your night in front of your television.   

Those who struggle with back pain, at any point in the day, should consider making a trip to The Joint Chiropractic to help manage and prevent such discomfort. There, your chiropractor will help you establish a personalized pain prevention plan. Using small adjustments to the joints of the spine, your chiropractor will be able to restore function and release tension which may have built throughout the day.  With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary, getting your routine care started can be as simple as dropping by on your way home from work.

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

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