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Tips for Buying Furniture That Supports the Back

By Genevieve Cunningham

Dealing with back pain on a daily basis is definitely not any fun. But unfortunately, most of us will have to suffer from pain in the back at one point or another. It’s a common part of life. So what can we do to make this frustrating part of life just a little bit easier? Besides maintaining a good exercise routine and watching our posture, another great step is to make sure the home is back friendly. Take a look at these tips for ensuring that the furniture at home is supporting the back and keeping pain out of your body and home.

Try It Out In the Store

In our online world, it’s tempting to buy everything online and have it delivered to the doorstep. While this certainly has its appeal, it’s not a good idea for furniture. It's better to have the opportunity to try the couch or chair before it’s at home permanently. You need to sit on it, feel the material, and determine whether it’s comfortable for the back. Without this step, you may buy something completely uncomfortable, which will only contribute to back pain with more use.

Pay Attention to the Height

Often when we shop for furniture, we sit on the item and pay attention to how hard or how soft it is. But don’t forget that the height is also very important. What might work for a person who is five feet tall may be very different for a person who is over six feet. And if the couch is too short or too tall, it might mean that the back is not being supported in the way that it should be, and pain is likely to follow just around the corner.

Notice Comfort and Support as a Team

After finding the appropriate height for your body, make sure that the comfort and support of the furniture works together as a team. The couch or chair should be comfortable, but it should also provide ultimate support. If the item is incredibly soft in the store, it might not last long at home. The support will likely wear out, and you’ll be left with a sagging couch and an aching back. Make sure that while the furniture is definitely comfortable, the support that it provides is strong and capable of lasting for the well-being of the back and entire body.

While filling any home with furniture that supports the back is a great step in keeping up a healthy and pain-free lifestyle, it will likely take more than that to protect the spine’s long-term health and well-being. One of the best ways to do this is to add chiropractic care to the routine. Chiropractors are knowledgeable when it comes to the spine. They’ll look for problem areas, correct them using spinal manipulation, and ease overall discomfort. If you would like to try chiropractic care, get to The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever with walk-in visits and affordable pricing. Keeping the home back friendly is a great place to start, but go one step further with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

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

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