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Do You Know How to Treat Back Pain?

By Stepy Kamei

We've all been there -- we roll out of bed and feel a twinge of discomfort in our lower back, or we lift something heavy and immediately feel a surge of pain along our joints, or we've been dealing with a low-grade yet constant dull ache in our back for a while. Back pain is an incredibly common ailment which impacts millions of Americans every year. Still, back pain solutions and treatment aren't discussed enough, and many people feel they simply need to grin and bear it in order to make it through yet another day of discomfort. 

However, there are ways to safely and effectively treat back pain. Keep on reading to learn about what you can do in order to find relief from your back pain quickly, carefully, and efficiently.

Stay Active

It may seem like you should focus on resting your muscles and avoiding too much movement if you're worried about developing back pain. Yes, it is important to always make sure you aren't straining your muscles and joints. However, this doesn't mean you should stay off your feet as much as possible. In fact, the opposite is true -- keeping up with a healthy and active lifestyle is key to keeping your muscles and joints strong and fortified against potential aches and pains.

Be sure to walk often throughout the day, and incorporate some form of exercise or mindful movement at least a few days a week. Yoga, running, swimming, or cardio routines are all great for strengthening your body and keeping it flexible in order to prevent back pain.

Choose Anti-Inflammatory Foods

You probably know the importance of eating healthy foods, but here's one more reason why you should be steering clear of processed junk foods: these food products often increase inflammation in the joints, which often leads to stiffness and soreness throughout the back.

Foods which are minimally processed and low in additives, such as fresh produce, legumes, whole grains, and lean proteins will keep levels of inflammation low throughout the body, meaning there's less of a chance of developing pain.

Chiropractic Care

You may have heard of chiropractic care before, but do you know that it's one of the safest and most effective methods of back pain treatment available today? At The Joint Chiropractic clinics, licensed doctors of chiropractic are trained to use holistic and safe methods in order to reduce and even prevent back pain. This is achieved through the use of manual manipulation techniques, which naturally and gently bring the spinal column into its proper alignment without the use of any tools or invasive procedures. Many patients experience reduced back pain after even just one visit! Come on in to your nearest The Joint Chiropractic clinic today to see how this effective treatment can help improve your back pain.

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

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