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

Unexpected Items That Are Killing Your Spine

By Genevieve Cunningham

Unfortunately for all of us, back pain is one of those things that just attacks from time to time. There are very few who will get through life without getting caught in its grasp. While some types of pain may not ever completely disappear (work, aging, etc.), you might be surprised at the source of some of your pain. Once identified, you may be able to eliminate the problem and reduce the pain. Take a look at these unexpected items that may be hurting your spine and causing pain.

Your Desk Chair

This might not be completely unexpected, but most people assume that the damage done from their chair is slight. This is not necessarily true. If you sit in your chair for long periods of time, and your chair offers little in the way of support, you may be doing serious damage to your spine. The solution? Buy a new chair! Look for chairs with plenty of low back support, a spot for your arms, and preferably a head rest to lighten the load on your spine.

Your Shoes

This might surprise you just a little bit more. Your shoes, if they are worn out, old, or unsupportive, might be causing your back to ache. Good shoes provide support for our feet, but also for the rest of our bodies. When they don’t do their job, it often forces us to stand in a way that hurts the health of our spine, thus causing long-term pain. The solution? Buy some new shoes! Your shoes should be supportive in both the arch and the heel, and they should be comfortable, especially if you plan on being on your feet all day long.

Your Bra

OK ladies … if you’re wearing the wrong undergarment support, it might be leading to back pain. The wrong bra can cause you to round your back and shoulders, which then places your back in a “C” position. Allowing this to happen over a long period of time can damage the health of your spine and cause pain long-term. The solution? Get properly fitted. You might be shocked at what the correct size can do for your appearance, health, and self-esteem.

Another Solution: Chiropractic Care

While it’s easy to buy new items to prevent back pain, it probably won’t solve all of your back pain in the future. In order to boost the health of your spine long-term and protect your general well-being, consider adding chiropractic care to the mix. Chiropractors are spinal experts, so they may be able to keep your spine in tip-top shape and eliminate pain. If you would like to try this method, check out The Joint. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever with walk-in visits and affordable pricing. Adjusting your surroundings can make a big difference, but adding chiropractic care is your best bet for spinal well-being. Get to The Joint today for a quick visit and a little push in the right (and healthy!) direction.

Story Link

Download your offer today and save!

$29 New Patient Special, Consultation | Exam | Adjustment

Offer valued at $45. 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.