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The Basic Rules for Keeping a Healthy Back

By Genevieve Cunningham

The back is a very important part of the body. When a back is broken, it's a big deal. It might mean constant pain or an inability to walk. It's a serious injury. But what about mild injuries to the back? Do these little pains matter? They do! Even small problems within the back can cause big issues in our everyday lives. And it's our job to keep our backs as healthy and strong as possible. But how do we do that? We start with the basics. If you are interested in doing all you can to promote a healthy back, take a look at these basic rules to get you started.

Follow Proper Lifting Form

It's easy to injure our backs due to poor lifting form. To protect the back, make sure you're using solid form. You'll want to keep your back straight and bend at the legs. Then use the large muscles in your legs to do the lifting. It takes practice, but once you get the hang of it, you'll save your back a lot of trouble.

Exercise

Movement is important for every part of the body, and the back is no exception. Make sure you're getting plenty of exercise. It can be in whatever form you choose as long as you're consistent. Lack of movement might bring on pain, inflexibility, and a general decline in health, so don't leave this important step out of your routine. 

Use Support

Don't be afraid to use support devices when you need them. If you sit at a desk all day, use a low back support pillow. If you're on your feet, don't be afraid to use a supportive brace or belt. It's not OK to ignore your body's needs, especially when there's help available! Make support devices a habit to really keep your back in a healthy place.

See the Chiropractor

Chiropractic care might be the best thing that you can do for your back. Chiropractors can treat your back by removing joint restrictions. And if you make care a habit, they may also be able to prevent future problems as well. Regular care can help reduce pain, improve mobility, and increase the efficiency of your body. It's a huge win! If good back health is the goal, chiropractic care is a no-brainer.

If you would like to try chiropractic care to keep your back healthy, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. Chiropractic care is an effective way to protect your back. Get started with proper care with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Arlington, Tex.

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