Watching Your Athlete? 3 Tips to Prevent Back Pain
By Virginia Laird
Are you a mother (or father) of a young athlete? If so, you may find yourself spending plenty of time at the ball field while cheering for your favorite player. If this sounds familiar, you may already be aware of just how painful time in the bleachers (or on your feet can be). Rather than allowing back pain to nag you for the entire game that you are trying to watch, chiropractors offer a host of suggestions for you to try to help prevent back pain from taking the fun out of watching your child play, including:
- Bring a chair
- Use good posture
- Make chiropractic care a normal part of your life
Bring a Chair
Chiropractors suggest as you are heading out the door to your child’s games this season, it is best to bring your own chair. Although there may be plenty of room in the stands, these are far from comfy. Toting along your own chair can allow you to sit comfortably while you cheer on your favorite young athletes. Now is the time to load your chair in your car so it will be there the next time you are at the ball field.
Use Good Posture
Another tip chiropractors provide is to use good posture. Although this can seem unnatural and uncomfortable, it is the best way to prevent back pain. Chiropractors suggest there are several stretches you can do to help train your muscles to maintain proper posture. Research suggests that using proper posture can help prevent shifting in the spine as well as restriction, which can lead to pain. Start practicing your proper posture right away to help ease some of your pain.
Make Chiropractic Care a Normal Part of Your Life
Research suggests that routine chiropractic care is a great way to prevent and manage back pain. Each year, millions across the nation turn to chiropractic care for such help. If you are ready to begin making back pain a part of your past, locate The Joint Chiropractic in your community. There, chiropractors are ready to help you get back on your feet without suffering from pain. With more than 400 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one near you. And, with no appointment necessary, getting started on pain prevention can be as simple as dropping by on your way home from work.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C.