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Your Chiropractor Can Help With That Back Pain

By Donna Stark

Your back hurts, yet you don't know why. You try to think back to everything you have done the past couple of weeks, but nothing stands out. Your gym routines were normal, the yard work got done without a hitch, and those pick-up basketball games with your teenager were injury-free. So where is all of the pain coming from? Well, an important thing to know about back pain is that you don't need an actual injury for your back to start hurting. In fact for many people, an injury is never the cause.

Chiropractic Care for Low-Back Pain

If your back is hurting and you don't know why, a trip to your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic may be in order. Repetitive stress and poor posture can be the cause of your daily pain and when it comes to treating those kinds of issues, chiropractic care is your best option. Here's why.

  • Encourages your body to heal itself naturally, free of drugs and invasive treatments
  • Addresses your symptoms while treating the underlying cause of the problem
  • Removes joint restrictions and nerve interference
  • Reduces joint stress and muscle strain in the body
  • Alleviates tension, inflammation, stiffness, and pain
  • Improves joint and muscle function
  • Promotes greater mobility
  • Improves flexibility, balance, and range of motion
  • Improves posture

Preventative Measures

In addition to chiropractic care, it's important to take preventative measures for optimal spine health as well, and many of them can be accomplished during your day-to-day tasks. Take a look.

  • Commuting/Traveling - If you are on the road a lot, make sure your body is in the correct position while driving, take several breaks during the trip to stretch your legs, and use a lumbar support for extra comfort.
  • Posture - Poor posture can certainly do a number on your spine and cause significant pain in your back, neck, and shoulders, so be mindful of how you hold and carry your body. Avoid slouching, pull your shoulders back, and keep your head in a neutral position.
  • Core exercises - One of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of back pain is to strengthen your core muscles, because a weak core will always lead to an overworked back. Add some specific core exercises to your weekly workouts.
  • Lifting - In addition to lifting, this also includes other ways you move your body when picking something up, such as twisting, rotating, and bending. Use the proper form, lift with your legs, and move with intention.

No Injury Here

There are two certainties you can take from this article ... the first one is that your back doesn't need an injury for pain to show up and the second is that you always need to be mindful of its health. So head on in to your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic today and start living a pain-free life!

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

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