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Don't Wear That! What to Avoid to Protect the Back

By Genevieve Cunningham

Keeping the back healthy is an important part of feeling your best. When the back is sore or overtired, it can create a chain reaction of unhealthy side effects for the whole body. But how do we keep the back healthy? Believe it or not, one great way to get started with improving back health is through your wardrobe. Take a look at these wardrobe pieces to avoid in order to keep the back as healthy and pain-free as possible.

Don’t Opt for the Giant Bag

That big bag might be stylish, but it’s terrible for the spine. Large, heavy bags tend to weigh down the body, pulling it one direction or another. This stresses and strains the spine, which then leads to pain. If you want to eliminate or avoid back pain, choose a much smaller option, or find a bag that evenly distributes the weight over both shoulders.

Skip the Heels

Heels are a girl’s best friend, but they can also cause a bit of back pain. Heels throw the alignment of the spine out of whack. The pain may originally start in the feet, but over time, it may travel upward toward the back and neck. While wearing them occasionally probably won’t hurt anything, you’ll need to skip the everyday heels if you want to keep your back in better health.

Tight Pants are Not Healthy

While form fitting pants are fine, extremely tight pants are thought to be bad for health. They are so restrictive, many find that they cause problems with circulation, mobility, and can cause pain in the back. If you tend to wear your pants on the tighter side, make sure there is plenty of room for movement and that there’s not any digging into the skin. And if possible, just get rid of the super tight pants and look for properly fitting options instead.

If you would really like to protect the back, the best option is to get regular chiropractic care. While dressing appropriately helps, chiropractors are known for their ability to diminish pain and enhance the health of the spine. They can remove restrictions found in the spine, which then alleviates pain and enhances overall health. If you want to try this option for keeping the back healthy, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the hassle. Protect your back long-term by getting your wardrobe in check and getting to 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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