Important Message from The Joint Chiropractic regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Read More

3 Workout Tips to Reduce Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

Having back pain can stop one from accomplishing the daily to-do list. Thankfully, there are a few things that can help reduce back pain. A visit to your chiropractor can help. It is always a good idea to keep your spine aligned correctly. When your spine is not restricting function, your back (and body) can accomplish many things without pain. Some exercises and tips your chiropractor may suggest include:

  • Trying Yoga
  • Using correct crunch form
  • Making sure to stretch before the workout

Try a Yoga Class

Many chiropractors encourage participation in yoga. This type of exercise helps with stretching. It can assist in strengthening the body's muscles. While participating in yoga, you are encouraged to use deep breathing techniques. This type of class is well known to reduce strain and stress to the body and mind. Yoga is worth a try. You might find that you really enjoy it.

Correct Your Crunch

People love to work on their abs. Most believe that the answer to having beautiful abs is to complete hundreds of crunches every day. There are issues with this theory. Your chiropractor will agree doing crunches can be great. However, he or she will counsel that crunches completed improperly can cause issues for the back. It is more important to do the crunch correctly and do fewer than to do hundreds incorrectly. Any deviation from correctly completing crunches can leave one in pain. The proper way to perform crunches is as follows:

  • Lie flat on the floor with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle.
  • Cross your hands in front of your chest. Some prefer to place the hands behind the head. If this is you, be careful not to pull on the neck.
  • Pull your bellybutton toward your spine.
  • Using your ab muscles, pull yourself up only until your elbows can touch your knees.

Be Sure to Stretch

Stretching out is key to the success of any workout. Although many choose to skip the stretch and dive right into the cardio, it is necessary. Chiropractors would agree that stretching prior to a workout helps to prepare the body for the grueling work ahead and can help protect the body from injury.

Knowledge is power. Understanding how to protect your back while exercising can help you get more from your workout. Utilizing tips from your chiropractor can be the first step in preventing back pain.

To learn more about your health and wellness, visit your local The Joint Chiropractic.

Story Link

 

Download your offer today and save!

$29 New Patient Special, Consultation | Exam | Adjustment

Offer valued at $39. Valid for new patients only. See clinic for chiropractor(s)' name and license info. Clinics managed and/or owned by franchisee or Prof. Corps. Restrictions may apply to Medicare eligible patients. Individual results may vary.