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Chiropractic Tips to Improve Your Health

By Sara Butler

Every single year in the United States, thousands of people suffer from back pain – especially low back pain. Chiropractic care is often sought out as a remedy for this pain. While chiropractic does help to address issues with ongoing back pain, you must start at home to try to help prevent it in the first place. Here are some helpful hints from the chiropractors at The Joint to help you keep your back healthy all year long.

Safety First

It can be pretty easy to injure your back. Anything can cause it, such as moving heavy objects around or simply bending over in the wrong way to pick something up off the floor. Even spending too much time texting on your smartphone can cause neck, shoulder, and back pain! If you want to prevent it, then you need to keep some safety tips in mind as you move through your day to help you prevent problems.

Stay Fit

In general, the fitter you are, the less likely you are to suffer from a back injury out of the blue. That’s because the muscles that support your spine both along the spine and in your abdomen and hips are normally stronger in those who focus on physical fitness. Plus, you can’t really go wrong making physical fitness a habit, since it’s good for you from head to toe. When you see your chiropractor regularly for adjustments, you’re further ensuring that things will be working like they should, making the chance of injury even less.

Lift Properly

Lifting things properly, no matter how big or small, is one of the most important things you can do to help avoid a back injury or back pain. Make sure to always lift with your legs, using the power of the muscles in your legs and hips and never bending at the waist to pick something up.

Lifting properly will help to reduce your chances of injury, so keep that in mind! Don’t be afraid to ask for help if something is too heavy for you, either.

What If You Get Injured

If you do something that causes your back muscles to feel tight, get into The Joint as soon as you can. The chiropractor can assess your injury immediately and then help you take steps to relieve tension and help your body to heal.

If you suffer from back pain, discuss it with the chiropractors at The Joint! 

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

 

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