Easy Tips for a Pain-Free Back
By Donna Stark
There are many people who think back pain only afflicts the elderly, professional athletes, and weekend warriors, but that isn't always the case. Back pain has now, unfortunately, turned into a problem for people of all ages, including young children! And if you aren't careful with your movements throughout your days, you may end up experiencing it too! Of course, the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic would hate to see that happen, so they have come to your rescue. Take a look at three of their favorite suggestions on how you can keep your back safe, healthy, and happy.
Establish Routine Chiropractic Care
Even if you aren't making crazy movements with your back, it's always a good idea to establish chiropractic care. Why? Because you are still sitting, standing, walking, and sleeping, that's why. And sometimes, it's those everyday movements that cause the most trouble. Routine chiropractic care will correct alignment issues, restore proper posture, ease muscle tension and strain, and help the body relax so you can enjoy pain-free days once again.
Find a Good Sleeping Position
Did you know there are three different positions to sleep in? And that they range from bad to good to best? How you sleep at night can have a significant impact on the health of your back, so be sure to sleep in the position that is best for your body. Most experts recommend sleeping on your back for optimal spinal health. Side sleeping is often the next position to be recommended, with stomach sleeping falling into last place. The key is to keep your spine in a safe, neutral position while you rest.
Carry Smaller and Lighter Bags
Are you constantly feeling weighed down by all the things you carry in your backpack or purse? Do you walk with a tilt to your step because of it? If so, it's time to make a change! Take some of those things out of your bag if you can, redistribute the weight, and make sure you are switching shoulders often. And if it is a backpack you use every day, carry it over both your shoulders.
Say Goodbye to Back Pain Once and For All
In addition to reducing the risk of back pain and discomfort, following the suggestions above and establishing regular chiropractic adjustments at The Joint Chiropractic can also improve your overall well-being and quality of life! So, go ahead and start today. You won't be disappointed with the results.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Magnolia, Tex.