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Bad Back? Quit These Habits Now

By Genevieve Cunningham

We all suffer from bad habits. Whether it’s biting your fingernails, smoking, or overeating, everyone has those habits they’d like to quit. While most bad habits are minor and don’t cause excessive damage long-term, there are some habits that bring real harm to the body. And if you suffer from back pain, it’s possible that some of these habits are contributing in a big way. To get a little relief from pain and protect the back for good, take a look at these habits to eliminate from your life today.

Stop With the All Nighters

Whether it’s procrastination or simple night owl habits, staying up all night over and over again can lead to back pain. Why? For starters, all nighters generally mean you’re not getting enough rest. It may also mean bad habits such as too much TV, an intake of junk food, and other back busting practices may be a part of life.

Avoid the Binges

We all do it, and it’s bad for our health every time we do. Those all day Netflix binges, days spent in front of the laptop, and hours spent texting can lead to discomfort in the back. If you want to protect the spine, these kinds of binges simply must be limited. While it might be difficult at first, stick with it. You’ll soon find new, more productive ways to spend your time, and the bignes will be a thing of the past that you don’t even miss.

Adjust Technology Use

How often are you found with your face in a screen? If it’s all of the time, you’ve crossed the line from a binge to a full on technology addiction. If this is you, you undoubtedly suffer from back pain. Try to get technology use under control in order to keep the back (and whole body!) healthy. Start small, as all addictions are tough to break. But the more you replace technology with something active, the better your back will feel.

And One Good Habit: Chiropractic Care

While it’s good to eliminate bad habits from your life, it’s also good to add some healthy ones! Try adding regular chiropractic care to your routine. Chiropractors can help to remove restrictions in the spine, which leads to a healthier back and less pain. They may also give you tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle that will protect your back now as well as long into the future.

If you need help with managing back pain, and you’re looking for care in Charlotte, make a stop at The Joint. What makes The Joint the place to go? Along with friendly and professional chiropractors, you can also take advantage of their walk-in visits and affordable pricing. Quitting bad habits is a great place to begin enhancing health. But make a bigger impact and promote health for a lifetime by visiting with a chiropractor at The Joint today.

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

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