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3 Surprising Back Pain Causes to Change in Your Life

By Genevieve Cunningham

Are you in constant pain? It seems a growing number of people are suffering from back pain. And while it's easy to blame outside influences, it's entirely possible that we're causing it ourselves. If you're one of the many who suffers from discomfort in the back, take a look at these habits you should break today.


Shoes make a big impact on the way that our bodies feel, especially our feet and back. A lack of support in your shoes can significantly exacerbate pain. What shoes lack support? Flats, high heels, and flip-flops tend to be some of the worst offenders. Make sure your shoes are comfortable and supportive, and you may notice your back pain subside.


We sit all day. In the car, at work, at home. Some days, it seems as though sitting is all we do. Unfortunately, this is causing many people a lot of back pain. When we sit, our hamstrings get tight, which then pulls on the lower back. It also means that we're not getting enough basic movement. Without movement, the entire body gets tight and sore. If you want to eliminate back pain, you need less sitting and more movement in everyday life.


We love our screens, but our bodies aren't quite as thrilled. With so much time spent with our heads bent over a screen, we're doing damage to our necks and backs. And this damage is manifesting as serious pain. You may notice an almost permanent crick in the neck, tightness in the spine in general, and general discomfort in the body. The cure? You have to cut back on screen time. Turn off the TV from time to time, put your phone away, and get up and get active for at least a little bit of time every day.

Chiropractic Care Can Help

Along with minimizing your bad habits, reducing back pain can also be done with the help of chiropractic care. Chiropractors use gentle manipulation to remove joint restrictions from the spine, which then eases pain and improves mobility. It can also bring a wealth of other benefits including headache relief, better sleep, a stronger immune system, and others. If you'd like to try chiropractic care for your back pain, check out The Joint Chiropractic. Walk-in visits and affordable pricing make the process easier than ever. Quit your bad habits, but improve your chances of a healthy back with a trip to The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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