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Stop the Back Pain: 3 Tips to Try

By Virginia Laird

Is there any way to stop your back pain? Yes! According to chiropractors there are plenty of things you can do in the comfort of your home to help prevent and manage pain. A few tips to consider making part of your routine include:

  • Check your mattress
  • Dress comfortably
  • Find time to exercise

Check Your Mattress

There is truth to the suggestion that you replace your mattress as it ages. Chiropractors teach that mattresses that are too old can be broken down, which can play a factor in your back pain. It is said that a mattress older than eight years should be replaced. Another thing to look for on your mattress would be if it is sagging. Sagging is one of the sure signs of a mattress that has lived its life. Check your mattress before you head to bed tonight to see if it can be part of your reason for struggling with back pain. 

Dress Comfortably

What you choose to wear can bring about back pain at times. Chiropractors encourage those who will listen that wearing clothing that is too tight can restrict movement, which can lead to back pain. Instead of having this happen to you on a daily basis, make sure you are selecting clothing that fits appropriately. This would be described as clothing that allows you to move freely. Another aspect of your clothing that needs to be checked is the shoes your choose to wear. Shoes that are uncomfortable, lacking support, or too high can all lead to back pain. Make sure you are making good choices when it comes to what you wear. 

Find Time to Exercise

While you may not consider exercise to be helpful in managing back pain, it is. A light workout can be enough to reduce tension in the body, which often contributes to back pain. Chiropractors say that walking (or other exercise) at least 20 minutes each day can be enough to help prevent and manage most back pain.

For those who struggle with extreme back pain, routine chiropractic care may be exactly what you need. Chiropractors focus on the care of your spine to help prevent and manage pain, injury, and damage. If you are ready to answers for your pain and real, long-term solutions, consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, getting started can be as simple as dropping by when you need it most. 

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

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