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Skip Back Pain With These 3 Tips

By Virginia Laird

Each year, millions report struggling with back pain for a wide variety of reasons. Rather than falling victim to such pain, chiropractors say that there are several tips you can try to help eliminate your pain. A few of these include:

  • Invest in good shoes 
  • Add stretching to your daily routine
  • Check your mattress

Invest in Good Shoes

Chiropractors teach that one sure way to invite back pain into your life is to wear shoes that are less than supportive. A pair of good shoes, one that provides the right arch support and cushion, is the secret to preventing significant pain. Chiropractors say that the best shoes to choose are attached to the foot, rather than flopping about unattached. It is also strongly encouraged that you fight the urge to wear high heel shoes, as these alter the natural stride which can put undue stress on your spine. Start today checking your shoes before you head out and about. 

Add Stretching to Your Daily Routine

One tip chiropractors insist is helpful in preventing back pain is to add stretching to your daily routine. This can help release tension throughout the body, including the vertebrae. Ridding your body of tension can be key in keeping you on your feet and away from back pain. Chiropractors teach that you should make time to stretch for at least 20 minutes once (or twice) each day. Start doing this today to help ensure you can enjoy life without such pain. 

Check Your Mattress

While many struggle with back pain throughout the night, chiropractors indicate there is no need to allow this to take place. Instead, it is imperative that you check your mattress. Chiropractors say that mattresses should be replaced if they are older than eight years. Although you may mistakenly believe that your mattress has just begun to settle in and sag in all the right spots, it is this sagging that suggests your mattress is long past its life. Check your mattress today. 

For those who struggle with back pain that even these tips provide little reprieve, routine visits to your chiropractor can be beneficial. If you are ready to give such care a try, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to get started on your personalized pain prevention plan. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one located nearby. And with no appointments necessary you are sure to be seen when you need it most. Consider dropping by on your way home from work today to get started.

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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