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Simple Ways to Alleviate Back Pain

By Donna Stark

That pain in your lower back can certainly be frustrating at times, but more than that, it can also stand in the way of you living the life you want. It can impede your work, limit the number of activities you can be involved with, and disrupt your deep sleep. And although it can be tough to manage when it is at its worst, there are still some things you can do to ease your discomfort. Want to know what they are? Keep reading! Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have listed a few of their favorite suggestions.

Get Moving

Physical activity is the foundation of good health and one of the main treatments for pain. Exercise helps alleviate pain by releasing endorphins (your body's feel-good chemicals and natural painkillers) and strengthening muscles. By increasing strength, your muscles can provide optimal support to the joints they surround, and the risk of future injuries will be reduced. Consider adding some low-impact workouts, such as walking, cycling, and swimming to your daily routine.

Make Smart Footwear Choices

Want to know a little secret that many in the footwear industry don't want you to know? Your back pain could be a direct result of the shoes you wear! If your shoes don't fit properly, offer little support, have high heels, or force you to balance in ways you aren't used to, the risk of straining your muscles and subjecting your body to alignment issues increases significantly. So, the next time you go shopping for shoes, look for those that provide plenty of support, traction, and lower heel height.

Reduce Stress

If you have a lot of stress in your life, your body will begin to suffer. Chronic stress can lead to tight muscles and painful spasms if it isn't dealt with appropriately, so try to figure out ways you can effectively manage it. Here are some suggestions.

  • Yoga or meditation
  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Exercise
  • Journaling
  • Hobbies

Improve Your Posture

It's important to pay attention to how you hold and carry your body throughout the day because poor posture is one of the biggest contributors to back pain. When you are sitting, sit upright with your shoulders pulled back, your feet on the floor, and your head in a neutral position. Keep your electronic devices at eye level and protect the natural curve of your spine with a chair that provides plenty of lumbar support. When you are standing, keep your weight balanced, your shoulders relaxed, and your head above your hips.

Say Goodbye to Back Pain

Sometimes, back pain can be eradicated for good with even the smallest change in habit, so give the suggestions above a try. But if that doesn't work, come on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. They will be able to help!

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

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