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Posture Can Be Your Pain Problem

By Virginia Laird 

Back pain can prove to be a game changer. It can stop you in your tracks and prevent you from enjoying your everyday life. Instead of allowing this pain to define you, it is time to change your game. Chiropractors say that taking care of your posture is the first line of defense from such pain. First thing suggested you do is stop slouching. Aside from this, there are a few things you may be doing that can hamper your posture. These include:

  • Avoid lugging around heavy bags
  • Your shoes can change your posture
  • Check in with your chiropractor

Avoid Lugging Around Heavy Bags

Chiropractors say that lugging around heavy bags is a sure way to damage your posture. The weight can pull at your spine and cause restriction in the spine. Instead of toting heavy loads, it is advised that you should leave all items that are not necessary at home. Once you identify what you actually need, determine if you should divide the load into multiple bags or possibly use a rolling bag. No matter what your solution may be, it is necessary that you begin doing all you can to eliminate the stress of a heavy bag. 

Your Shoes Can Change Your Posture

Although you may love beautiful shoes and heels, these can be extremely detrimental for your back. Instead of spending a great deal of time in trendy heels, it is best that you shop for shoes that provide support and are comfortable. Chiropractors say these should be no taller than two inches in height. Before you head out the door, take a look at your shoes. Ask yourself if the shoes offer enough support and if they hamper your natural stride. Make sure you are doing all you can to eliminate any added stress from your spine. 

Check in With Your Chiropractor

There is research to suggest that routine visits to your chiropractor can be helpful in preventing and managing back pain. While you visit with your chiropractor you will be able to determine a plan of action to meet your needs. Your chiropractor will give you tips for things you can do at home to help avoid back pain. And, while you are in the office, you will experience minor adjustments to the vertebrae which can help eliminate pain. If you are ready to begin your routine chiropractic care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood to get started. With nearly 500 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary you are sure to get the help you need when you need it most. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C.

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