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Protecting Your Back From Pain: 3 Tips to Try

By Virginia Laird

There is nothing worse than back pain. Much of the time it proves to be so severe it can prevent you from enjoying routine life and family outings. Chiropractors encourage those who suffer with back pain to take a few precautions and apply a few tips to help ease and manage the pain. These include:

  • Mind your posture
  • Find time to stretch throughout the day
  • Stop by your chiropractor

Mind Your Posture

As you strive to fight off back pain, making sure that you keep proper posture is vital. Chiropractors say that those who have a habit of slouching while sitting or standing may find themselves more prone to struggling with back pain. Instead of thinking this is the norm, chiropractors say when you find yourself in a position of slouching you should pause and take a moment to correct your posture. As you begin to make this a habit, this simple action can help train your muscles to stand up straight and use proper posture more naturally.

Find Time to Stretch Throughout the Day

If you are one who needs help managing your back pain it is time to listen to your chiropractor and begin making time to stretch. Stretching first thing in the morning can help loosen your muscles and prepare your body for the day. Adding light stretches periodically throughout your day can help release tension that may build as you go about your work. These stretches can be simple but need to include stretches for the upper back and neck. Start today making stretching a routine part your day and a priority to help manage and prevent your back pain.

Stop By Your Chiropractor

For those with extreme back pain it can be beneficial to drop by your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic for an adjustment. According to research, routine chiropractic care can help prevent back pain from taking over your life. As chiropractors focus their care on the vertebrae of your spine you may be able to experience less tension throughout your back. If you are ready to make back pain part of your past, do not hesitate to drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 500 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary you are sure to be seen when you most need the help with your pain management.

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

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