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The Basics of Battling Back Pain

By Genevieve Cunningham

Back pain is a problem for just about everyone at one point or another. Sometimes it is a mild pain that passes quickly, and other times it’s a pain that is long-lasting and especially debilitating. While it’s an incredibly common pain, it’s also a tough one to treat. The causes are many, and we use the back for just about everything. If you’re sick of dealing with back pain and are looking for some ways to manage it, check out these great options.

For Prevention: Exercise

One of the best ways to prevent back pain in the first place is by maintaining a solid exercise routine. Working out keeps the muscles of the back stronger, the ligaments and joints looser, and gives you more stability. If you like to experiment, check out your local gym for some fun new classes. If you hate exercise or are a little more traditional, stick to something basic such as walking. No matter what you choose, keeping your body on the move might significantly reduce future back pains.

For Treatment: Medication

When back pain has already struck, one of the fastest ways to alleviate it is by taking a quick over-the-counter pain reliever. Depending on what kind you choose, it may alleviate inflammation and reduce overall aches and pains. While this can be effective for short-term or mild pains, keep in mind that it’s not a cure. If your pain is chronic or severe, it might be time to look at other options.

For Prevention and Treatment: Chiropractic Care

The best way to protect your back is by getting regular chiropractic care. Chiropractors are experts on the spine. They will search for and correct misalignments of the vertebrae using spinal manipulation. This can bring about benefits such as pain relief, as well as work to prevent these pains from returning in the future. If you’re looking to both treat and prevent, chiropractic care is the best of both worlds.

If you would like to try chiropractic care to beat back pain, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is a low stress experience. They offer walk-in visits and an affordable pricing plan to help you get quality care without the hassle. Dealing with back pain is not fun, but getting chiropractic care can make it easier and more effective than ever. Get a handle on your back pain and feel your best with a quick trip to The Joint right away.

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