3 Tips to Prevent Back Pain at Church
By Virginia Laird
Does your back pain have you dreading the thought of attending church? For many, the pews leave little to be desired. Instead of letting this keep you from attending church, there are plenty of things you can do to help give your back pain the boot. Chiropractors suggest that those who suffer with pain associated with sitting for long periods of time (while at church) should consider the following tips immediately:
- Always use correct posture
- Avoid wearing high heels
- Visit your chiropractor routinely
Always Use Correct Posture
For those who attend church and find themselves sitting in the hard church pews for a long period of time, it may be best to consider making correct posture part of your routine. Although making correct posture can be slightly uncomfortable in the beginning, it is well worth the struggle. Chiropractors suggest that using correct posture is one great way to prevent pain and damage to the spine. If you are one who struggles with correct posture you can use stretches, as recommended by chiropractors, to help train your muscles.
Avoid Wearing High Heels
While high heels may be part of your Sunday attire, chiropractors advise that wearing these can lead to back pain. Rather than cramming your feet into a beautiful, yet super tall heel, it is advised that you should choose a lower heel which can help ease the pain. Research suggests that heels which are at or below two inches are best for the back and spine. The next time you get dressed for church, make sure to do a second look at your shoes to be sure you are wearing some that may allow you to comfortably get from one place to the other.
Visit Your Chiropractor Routinely
For the millions who suffer from back pain and find no relief, it may be time to consider a visit to the chiropractor part of your weekly routine. Research suggests that routine chiropractic care can help prevent and manage back pain; because the spine encases the spinal cord, which governs everything you do, there should be collateral benefits as well. For those who are ready to make such pain a thing of the past, it may be time to locate your nearest The Joint Chiropractic. With more than 400 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one near you. And, with no appointment necessary, you can be seen when you need it most.
Start making back pain a part of your past history by beginning routine chiropractic care right away.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Webster, Tex.