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Chiropractic Tips to Keep Your Back in the Game

By Sandy Schroeder

Eighty percent of the population will run into back pain at some point in their lives. If you would rather not be in that group, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic to learn how to keep your back healthy and strong.

The Joint near you is well equipped to help you protect your back and your other joints. The Joint's doctors of chiropractic help people of all ages achieve pain relief and learn the most effective prevention measures.

The Joint chiropractors help individuals find pain relief -- in the back, neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles -- caused by joint restrictions that may respond well to chiropractic adjustments.

The Spinal Connection

A gentle targeted adjustment to the spine, which encases the all-important central nervous system, may relieve any pain that you have and provide a new sense of well-being. You may feel fresh energy, more alertness, or less stress.

Weekly 15-minute adjustments may keep you at your peak as you learn more ways to keep your back strong, such as these tips from Harvard Health.

Stay trim – Extra pounds overload the bones and joints, which can lead to backache. Start with a 10 percent reduction of your weight if you are carrying extra weight.

Strengthen muscles – Concentrate on the back and abdominal muscles to give your back good support, and facilitate good posture.

Understand posture – Posture is crucial when we stand, sit and sleep. Poor posture impacts the bones and muscles leading to spinal changes and ongoing back pain over time. Work with your chiropractor to correct posture problems in your workplace and at home.

Keep moving – Choose doctor-approved exercises and do them every day to keep back muscles strong and limber. Walk 30 minutes daily, bike, swim, or choose a sport that suits you.

Learn how to lift – Never bend from the waist to lift, and always use the legs to power a lift. Keep objects close to the body, and never twist as you lift. If an object is too heavy, get help.

Tote less – Trade in that large fashionable tote for two smaller ones, or at least lighten up the over-sized one. Only carry what you really need, and distribute weight to both shoulders.

To keep your back healthy, visit The Joint Chiropractic-Lakeline Market. Find out more about their affordable healthcare plans that need no insurance, and their flexible weekend and evening hours. No appointments are needed.

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

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