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Your Back Pain Can Be Avoided: Here's How

By Virginia Laird

When back pain starts to nag at you and causes you to consider stopping in your tracks, you know it is time to find a solution. Chiropractors encourage patients to take a few tips and apply them to their daily life to help manage and prevent such pain. These tips include:

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Wear comfy shoes when possible
  • Make stretching a daily habit

Get Plenty of Sleep

There is research to suggest that getting plenty of sleep can be crucial in keeping back pain at bay. When the body is lacking in the area of sleep, there are a host of issues which can arise, including the body's ability to function properly and without pain. Chiropractors suggest that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night to make sure you are well-rested. Still, there are many who need much more sleep than this. If you are one who is trying to prevent back pain, start making sure you get enough sleep. 

Wear Comfy Shoes When Possible

Chiropractors admit that the shoes you choose to wear can impact the pain you may (or may not) feel in your back. While there are plenty of stylish shoes from which to choose, high heels should be a shoes to avoid. Chiropractors admit that heels that exceed two inches can cause stress on the spine, which can lead to restriction. This can prove to be painful. Rather than allowing your shoes to cause you pain, chiropractors suggest that you begin choosing comfy shoes as often as possible. These are shoes which offer plenty of support. Check your closet for shoes you may want to get rid of to help keep back pain at bay. 

Make Stretching a Daily Habit

Stretching has long been linked to releasing tension throughout the body. This includes the back. For this reason, chiropractors suggest that stretching, as part of a daily habit, can help prevent and manage back pain. It is advised that these stretches should include the back and the neck, among other parts of the body. These stretches can be as all-encompassing as you like, or light and simple. Give this tip a try right away! 

For those who are looking for professional help managing such pain, it may be time to consider making routine chiropractic care part of your healthcare regimen. Chiropractors use small adjustments to the joints of the spine to release tension and restore function. This can help prevent and manage pain. If you are ready to give this care a try, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to get started right away. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary you can start your routine care whenever you can find the time. 

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

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