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Working Out Can Cause Back Pain: How to Keep It Away

By Virginia Laird

Daily, millions flock to the gym to get busy on a workout plan in an effort to get fit. While this seems to be the norm for so many, plenty of these individuals suffer secretly with back pain as they exercise. Most believe that this back pain is just a fact of life which cannot be avoided. Chiropractors suggest quite the opposite. Chiropractors teach their patients that there are plenty of things which can be done to help prevent and manage back pain. These tips include:

  • Avoid overdoing it
  • Make sure to get plenty of sleep
  • Always stretch prior to working out

Avoid Overdoing It

Research indicates that many simply do not know what it means to overdo it in the gym. This can be working out for too long, lifting too much weight, or trying to work out through the pain. All of these can be a sure way to promote back pain and injury. Chiropractors suggest that the best way to avoid such pain is to avoid overdoing it in the gym. Begin by limiting your time in the gym and limit the amount of weight you are trying to lift. Although you may feel as though you are slacking by taking it slightly easier in the gym, you may actually be saving yourself from pain.

Make Sure to Get Plenty of Sleep

Chiropractors suggest that getting enough sleep is a great way to keep back pain at bay. Research indicates that where there is a lack of sleep, the body is quick to tire. Working out while exhausted often leads to poor posture and form while exercising, which is a great way to invite back pain. Make sure you start now getting the sleep you need so that you can be more successful in the gym. It is suggested that you get at least six hours of sleep each night. This begins by giving yourself a bedtime.

Always Stretch Prior to Working Out

Research suggests that far too many begin their exercise routine without taking the time to stretch. Chiropractors suggest that stretching should always be a priority before starting any workout, including a walk. Stretching is one of the best ways to release tension in the body. With your next trip to the gym, make sure you have time to stretch before beginning your routine.

Often, many who suffer with back pain have a difficult time taming the pain. For those with this issue, it can be beneficial to make a trip to your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. There, your chiropractor will work with you to determine the best course of action to prevent and manage such pain. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointment necessary, getting started on your routine care can be as simple as dropping by when you are ready. Consider making your first trip 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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