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How to Fight Back Pain Without Medication

By Genevieve Cunningham

Dealing with back pain is something that far too many people have to do on a regular basis. Somewhere in our adult lives, we begin to notice a slight discomfort along the spine. At first, we probably pay this little mind. But over time, the pain will likely grow until back pain is just one of those things that we deal with all of the time. But, is it really necessary? Is back pain really an unavoidable part of life? Maybe not. To manage your back pain and feel better than ever, check out these methods for fighting back without turning to long-term medication.

Consistent Exercise

It can be tough to start an exercise routine when you’re in pain, but it will definitely be worth it. Exercise strengthens the muscles and adds more support to the body, increases flexibility making stiffness dissipate, and encourages better general health in the body as a whole. Exercising for 20-30 minutes four or five times a week is one of the best ways to diminish pain and improve overall function.

Stress Relief

Stress does nothing to add to our lives. It only takes away from our health and well-being. For our backs, it can cause further pain and discomfort, as the spine is one of the first places that we hold onto stress and tension. To get rid of stress, get a routine for winding down at the end of the day. This might include a hot shower, a workout, some quiet music, or some meditation. Just do what works for you so that you can live with less stress and less pain as well.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to deal with back pain. Chiropractors search for misalignments of the vertebrae of the spine. These misalignments can cause pain and general discomfort, stiffness, an inability to concentrate, excessive fatigue, and many other side effects. By eliminating the misalignments, you may find these kinds of side effects disappear, and may even find that pain is prevented in the future.

While most of these tips can be done in the comfort of your own home, you’ll need the help of a chiropractor to get quality care. If you would like to try this method, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever with walk-in visits and an affordable pricing plan. A little care can go a long way in managing and preventing pain. If you’re ready to boost your health and manage back pain, get to The Joint as soon as today.

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