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There's No Reason to Suffer With Back Pain: Try This

By Virginia Laird

As the holidays rapidly make their way toward your home, there is increasingly a sense of hustle and bustle in every place you may go. Chiropractors say that some back pain can be so detrimental that it can stop you in your tracks. Rather than allowing that pain to take control of your holidays, it is necessary that you find ways to prevent such pain. Chiropractors have offered several tips to help you prevent it, while allowing you to enjoy time with friends and family. These tips include:

  • Take up yoga
  • Wear comfortable clothing 
  • Don't sleep on a worn out mattress

Take Up Yoga

Don't just make time to exercise, take up yoga. Yoga is a great workout for those who struggle with a little bit of back pain. Yoga is a group exercise class that focuses on stretches, muscle control, and good posture to help you avoid back pain. Those who take yoga report having reduced back pain. Chiropractors say that yoga is a great way to help prevent and manage such pain. If you are one who struggles with the slightest bit of back or neck pain, today is the day you should start attending a yoga class.

Wear Comfortable Clothing

Comfortable clothing is one thing that can prevent back pain. According to research, those who wear their clothing extremely tight are increasing their chances of suffering with that pain. Instead, chiropractors say loosening clothing of any kind so that it fits comfortably is the best way to prevent unnecessary pain. As you head out the door to work today, check to make sure your clothes are comfortably fitting. This is defined as clothing that allows natural movement and is not restrictive in any situation.

Don't Sleep on a Worn Out Mattress

Chiropractors warn that sleeping on a worn out mattress can prove to be (single-handedly) the reason for a great deal of back pain. Many wrongly believe that a mattress that's sagging in all the right places is perfect. However, this is not the case. Instead, mattresses that are sagging are broken down and should be tossed. Chiropractors teach that mattresses that are older than eight years should be replaced, as this is roughly the age that mattresses are past their prime. 

Still, there are many who require much more help to manage pain than these simple tips can provide. If this describes you, consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to get started on your pain prevention plan. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary you are sure to get started when you need pain relief the 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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