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The Secret to Ridding Yourself of Back Pain

By Sara Butler

Pssst! Over here! Are you interested in a secret? Well, you are definitely going to be interested in this secret – the secret to getting rid of back pain. There’s an overwhelming chance that you will experience back pain at some point in your life because about 80 percent of people are victims. Not every chiropractic patient sees the chiropractor due to issues with back pain, but many of them do. These patients experience back pain at all levels, but there’s something your chiropractor wants you to know. The secret is that there are things you can do to prevent back pain from getting worse -- or even beginning in the first place. Here are some secrets to help you keep back pain at bay.

Your Lifestyle

The activities you participate in every day and how you live your life can influence whether or not you experience back pain. If you are experiencing back pain, just making adjustments to the things you do, such as practicing poor posture, can have a big impact on the health of your spine. Make sure you’re practicing proper ergonomics at work, in your car, and at home. Proper posture is a big key, and something your chiropractor can help you with.

Posture

Speaking of proper posture, it’s the first step you should be taking to curb your chances of experiencing back pain. This is especially true for low back pain. If you sit a lot during the day, the posture you’re practicing while sitting can impact the pain you’re in.

Get Active

Exercise and activity are going to be your allies in the battle against back pain. Exercise helps you to build muscle and strength, which can then help you to avoid muscle problems and back pain.

It’s important to remember you need to avoid certain movements that can make muscle and back pain much worse. Don’t twist or bend repeatedly, since this can cause inflammation and make back pain worse if you’re experiencing it already.

Make Sure Your Spine is Aligned

If you’re experiencing back pain, then the alignment of your spine is one of the first things you need to have checked out. Any activity can cause misalignment of your spine, especially repetitive movements. This is why you need a chiropractor to take a look at your spine and make sure your problem isn’t stemming from a misalignment, or that misalignments are present that can cause bigger problems down the line.

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