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Get a Healthy Back With 5 Chiropractic Tips

By Brandi Goodman

Your back keeps you upright. Without a healthy spine, you wouldn't be able to walk or move well at all. Despite this fact, so many people exhibit poor posture, sit slouched, and fail to do everything they can to keep their back supported and working well. With some chiropractic tips in mind, you can get a healthy back that operates as intended.

Stop Slouching

One of the best things you can do for your back is to stop slouching. You should always be sitting and standing upright with your back straight and head facing forward. Leaning to the side, tilting your neck down to look at your phone, and exhibiting poor posture in any way will affect your spine over time. 

Keep Your Spine Aligned While Sleeping

Sleep is a major spine concern for many people. Stomach sleepers often sink into the bed, putting their lower spine out of alignment. Side sleepers may have trouble with their knees touching and lower back hurting. You need to do what you can to keep your spine aligned while sleeping so you don't wake with pain. Sleeping on a mattress that feels right to you, using a chiropractic pillow, and sleeping on your back or side with a pillow between your knees can help.

Strengthen Your Spine and Core

There are two main areas you should work to strengthen if you want to keep your back healthy. Both your spine and your core (abdominal muscles) need regular exercise so you can maintain your balance, stay steady on your feet, and maintain your posture with ease. Exercises that target the core and the back at once, such as the bridge, are good to use. Simply walking is an effective plan as well.

Use Proper Footwear

Wearing flat shoes and high heels can be detrimental to your spinal health. You should be wearing athletic shoes with proper arch support and traction so you help your spine instead of hinder it. Every step you take puts a lot of pressure on your lower back and body. Shoes that absorb some of that shock are best if you want to keep your spine feeling good. 

Get Regular Chiropractic

Regular chiropractic care will help. Getting frequent adjustments will ensure your back is in the best condition possible and remains flexible and able to move as intended. It will also help to eliminate joint restrictions inhibiting your movements and allow the chiropractor to catch minor problems as they arise -- before they get the chance to become a major issue.

Get a healthy back with these five chiropractic tips. Following these recommendations and making regular visits to The Joint Chiropractic will ensure a spine that keeps you supported and feeling your best.

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

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