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3 Habits to Help With Your Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

Back pain is nothing new. For many, it is a struggle that may linger for a lifetime. Sadly, for some there may seem to be no end to this discomfort without the help of strong pain medication. However, chiropractors preach that the need for medication is not always necessary. And, that much of the time, back pain can be managed and even prevented. A few habits to consider adding to your day, as suggested by chiropractors, include: 

  • Make stretching a habit
  • Spend less time on devices
  • Check your shoes

Make Stretching a Habit 

Chiropractors suggest that stretching daily can be a great way to keep back pain at bay. For some this includes stretching every morning before doing anything else. Others may find it necessary to stretch throughout the day to help eliminate tension that may build in the back. No matter what you do, it is necessary to know that stretching can help you prevent such pain. Chiropractors suggest that, when stretching, you include stretches for the upper back and neck. Give this a try today.

Spend Less Time On Devices

Increasingly, more and more people spend endless amounts of hours on devices. While some of the time spent on devices can be necessary, much of it is not. Chiropractors suggest that too much time spent on devices can be inviting back pain. All too often those who spend plenty of time on their devices are slouched over, no matter where they are sitting or standing. This can lead to a great deal of neck pain as well. It is vital that you begin limiting the amount of time you spend on your devices, where possible. Instead of chilling with your device in hand, consider going for a walk, doing some yard work, or finding another hobby. 

Check Your Shoes 

The shoes you choose to wear play a great part in your back pain or lack thereof. Chiropractors say that those who make a habit of wearing extremely high heels will be more prone to experiencing back pain. It is suggested that shoes should be kept at or below two inches tall for heels. Furthermore, your shoes should offer a great deal of support. Shoes that offer plenty of support can be helpful when trying to prevent back pain from taking over. Make sure you check your shoes before you head out the door today.

Still, there are many who need the support from routine chiropractic care to help get your back pain completely under control. If this describes you, consider stopping by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 500 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary, getting your care started can be as simple as dropping by when you are ready. 

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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