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3 Tips to Avoid Back Pain While at the Gym

By Virginia Laird

Have you ever wondered how (or if there is a way) to get rid of back pain that occurs while exercising. Chiropractors suggest there are several things you should try to keep such pain at bay, including:

  • Use good posture
  • Avoid lifting weight that is too heavy
  • Make chiropractic care part of your routine

Use Good Posture

Using good posture is always a great way to prevent back pain. This is especially true when working out. Fitness experts admit that far too many relax their posture while getting in some exercise. This can lead not only to back pain, but also injury. Research suggests that many of the injuries which occur in the gym due to poor posture, require drastic measures to relieve pain and injury. It is suggested that as you exercise and notice either back pain or poor posture, that you take a small break. During this time you should step away, stretch your back, and focus on ways to improve your posture as you workout.

Avoid Lifting Weight That is Too Heavy

For those who enjoy lifting weights, fitness professionals suggest that lifting weight that is too heavy can lead to back pain. Weightlifting, in and of itself, puts a strain on the joints of the spine as well as the muscles of the back. When done properly, it can be beneficial to weight management and building strong muscles. However, where it is done incorrectly, it can lead to pain and major injuries. Research suggests that a lot of the issues related to lifting weights is directly linked to the amount of weight you choose to lift. Rather than trying to prove how strong you are by lifting far too much for your body, make sure you lift lighter weights. Choosing to follow this advice can keep the pain away and keep you on top of your game.

Make Chiropractic Care Part of Your Routine

Those who love to exercise should always make routine chiropractic care a part of their workout regimen. Exercising can cause the joints of the spine to shift into positions which can cause pain and restriction of the spine. Chiropractors use small adjustments to the body to help restore function and relieve pain. If you are ready to make routine chiropractic care part of your routine, consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic on your way home from the gym. With more than 425 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary getting started on your routine care can be as simple as dropping by today.

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

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