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How Your Lifestyle is Causing Back Pain

By Genevieve Cunningham

Back pain is common among adults in this country. Somewhere between the work and the constant going, pain in the back settles in and takes over. But common doesn’t necessarily mean normal. Experiencing pain in the back happens, but it always has a cause, and sometimes, the cause is us. Our habits, our lifestyle … sometimes this is what leads to the discomfort. Take a look at these common lifestyle choices that may lead to back pain, followed by what you can do to feel better.

You Really Love That Phone

Unfortunately, this is everyone. We all love our phones and tablets, and we all spend ample amounts of time on them. This excessive time spent on our phones means that we can often be found with our heads bent and our shoulders slumped. The more time spent in this position, the more likely the back is going to suffer from pain. The solution? Put the phone down from time to time and work on that posture.

Netflix is King

Is there anyone who doesn’t love Netflix? Probably not. But this addiction is definitely contributing to back pain. Not only do we spend time slouched in front of the TV, but with entire seasons available on demand, we spend hours and hours like this. No wonder we’re in pain! The solution? Limit your Netflix binges to only a set number of hours each day.

Exercise? Maybe Tomorrow

Exercise is crucial for better health. It strengthens the muscles, loosens the joints, and keeps the entire body in a slightly better state of health. And of course, a healthier body is less likely to suffer from pain. If you’re one of the “I’ll do it tomorrow” kind of people, it’s highly likely that you’re causing the discomfort by your lack of diligence. The solution? Make some time for the gym and make sure that working out is a top priority.

Another Solution: Add Chiropractic Care

Besides making changes to your lifestyle, it can also be beneficial to add chiropractic care to your life in order to beat the pain. Chiropractors remove restrictions from the vertebrae of the spine, which ultimately reduces pain and improves mobility. While you’re changing your lifestyle, go ahead and add this to the mix. It’s one of the best ways to reduce the pain while boosting overall health at the same time.

If you would like to get chiropractic care, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easy and stress-free. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the hassle. Making healthy lifestyle changes is the only way to produce real relief. Get your life moving in a healthy and pain-free direction with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Anderson, S.C.

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