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4 Tips for Managing Stubborn Back Pain

By Genevieve Cunningham

Let’s talk about back pain. Though we never imagine ourselves to be a part of this group, a great many of us will wind up experiencing ongoing pain in the back. Sometimes it happens because of an injury or serious accident. Sometimes it’s because of a sickness or chronic disease. And other times … it’s just life. If you’re a sufferer of back pain, even on occasion, check out these tips for learning to deal with the pain for a lifetime.

  • You Should Exercise - Exercise keeps your body in shape as a whole. It helps you remain flexible and provides you with some great strength and stability. This strength and stability keeps your back from being overworked, and also helps you keep your range of motion in the area. All of this combined may lead to less pain overall.

  • You Should Have a Heating Pad - Anyone who experiences back pain should invest in a heating pad. They can generally be found at your local store, and they’re relatively inexpensive. Heat helps to ease pain by relaxing the surrounding muscles and improving circulation to the area. A heating pad at the end of the day is a great way to manage mild or moderate pain.

  • You Might Need to Lose Weight - If you’re overweight, even by 15 or 20 pounds, it can lead to back pain. Your body is designed to be a certain size, and when we tax our skeletal system with excess weight, it can really damage the back’s ability to perform. If you lose a few pounds, you’ll likely feel better overall and reduce the pain to boot.

  • You Need to Get Chiropractic Care - One of the best solutions to long-term back pain is to get chiropractic care. A chiropractor will help keep the spine properly aligned, which then enables it to function at optimal level and reduce pain and stiffness. When you have problems with the back, the obvious answer is the medical professional who is most knowledgeable about the spine.

While most of these can be done on your own time, you’ll definitely need the help of a professional to get chiropractic care. If that sounds like an avenue worth exploring, get to The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, chiropractors are always friendly and professional. They really want you to feel your best, and it shows. You’ll also be able to use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing plan to get the care you need without the fuss. Don’t live with back pain anymore; add all of these methods into your normal routine and get to feeling better as soon as today!

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