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Back Pain in the Gym? Try This to Get Rid of It

By Virginia Laird

When it comes time to head to the gym, there are many reasons to cause you a moment's pause. Among the top reasons are back pain. According to research, many report struggling with back pain during and after participating in a workout. Rather than allowing such pain to be the cause of your slow moving, chiropractors teach that there are several things you can do to help reduce this pain, including:

  • Make stretching a priority
  • Wear comfortable footwear in the gym
  • Check your posture

Make Stretching a Priority

As you consider your workout regimen, chiropractors say that including time to stretch is necessary when you have a desire to prevent back pain. Chiropractors teach that stretching, including the back and neck, is essential. Research indicates that those who stretch prior to their workout are less likely to fall prey to injury. Instead, stretching is known to help avoid such. Begin now making this a priority today. 

Wear Comfortable Footwear in the Gym

When it comes to what you choose to wear to the gym, your footwear is of top importance. While there are many who choose to look for shoes that match a favorite outfit, it is better to find shoes that offer support and comfort. Wearing the proper shoes can be the difference in struggling (or not) with back pain as you exercise. 

Check Your Posture

Your posture plays a key role in preventing and managing pain throughout the body, including back pain. Those who are serious about avoiding such pain should make employing proper posture a priority. When you find that you are struggling to use the correct posture, chiropractors say it is best that you pause, lightly stretch, and correct your posture before moving forward with your workout. 

Even with these helpful tips, there are times that more assistance is needed to banish back pain. For those who are looking for such help, chiropractors can be quite helpful. According to research, routine chiropractic care can help manage and prevent back pain. If you are ready to begin your routine care, consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic nearest you to get started. With more than 475 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, getting started on your pain prevention plan can be as simple as stopping 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 Happy Valley, Ore.

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