Chiropractic Tip to Lower Back Pain - Fix Your Habits
By Sandy Schroeder
Lower back pain strikes as much as 80 percent of the population at one time or another. If you are struggling with lower back pain, seeing your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic may be the best way to get a grip on the problem.
When you come in, The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic will focus on your pain to find the best answers for you.
After a review of your health history, and discussion of your normal routine, a gentle, targeted spinal adjustment may bring far-reaching pain relief and an overall sense of well-being.
Ongoing treatment with weekly 15-minute adjustments may be the best choice to keep the benefits going. At the same time, your chiropractor can monitor your progress, and provide more tips for prevention of future back pain. One key area is your daily routine. Check these daily habits from Prevention that can trigger back pain.
If you sit too much – Muscles normally contract and expand, but when we sit in one position for too long, the spine is arched forward and the muscles lock in place. To counteract that fixed motion, lying on a pile of pillows with your arms and legs stretched out may help. Taking hourly breaks for short walks, and doing chair stretches, also helps.
If you work from home – As tempting as it may seem, working from home may lead to working on the couch as you slump forward, or working on the floor or the bed. None of these spots give your spine adequate support. Instead, set up a table or desk and find a chair with good back support. Keep your monitor at eye level and your feet flat on the floor. Take hourly breaks to walk and stretch.
If your purse is way too heavy – Most of us carry too much and frequently put the whole load on one shoulder. Only carry what you need and switch arms to avoid overload.
If you forget to exercise – Research has found exercise can reduce back pain by as much as 50 percent. Try a brisk walk and some back-strengthening exercises.
If you are stressed out – Researchers say stress is a key trigger. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to help back pain, along with gentle yoga poses that release tension and ease the back pain. Check with your doctor for approval.
Start working on your lower back pain now with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your area. Find out more about the affordable personal healthcare plans that need no insurance, and the flexible weekend and evening hours. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Spring, Tex.