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Preventing Back Pain: 3 Simple Tips to Follow

By Virginia Laird

Each year, millions traipse to the doctor in search of a cure for unending back pain. While most will not find a cure, many may be prescribed medications to relieve some of the pain. Rather than doping up on painkillers, chiropractors admit there are a few things you can do to prevent back pain without medication. Some of these tips include:

  • Get enough rest
  • Avoid crossing your legs
  • Make chiropractic care part of your routine

Get Enough Rest

Making sure you get enough sleep is another way to help prevent back pain. Chiropractors advise that those who lack adequate sleep may be more susceptible to back pain. It is advised that the average adult should get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Those with small children may find it difficult to achieve this amount of sleep on a routine basis. However, it is vital to make sure you begin making sleep a priority right away.

Avoid Crossing Your Legs

If you are one who struggles with back pain, it may be wise to take a look at your legs. Do you cross them while you are sitting? This can prove to be a habit that invites back pain. Chiropractors suggest that crossing your legs while sitting can cause the joints in the spine to shift, which can cause back pain and or injury. Chiropractors suggest it is best to sit with your feet flat on the ground.

Make Chiropractic Care Part of Your Routine

Many who suffer with back pain may find routine chiropractic care to be helpful. Research suggests that those who make routine visits to their chiropractor have more success eliminating and managing back pain. Much of the back pain can be traced back to a spine that was in a restrictive position. Chiropractors use adjustments to restore function to the spine, which can prevent pain.

If you are ready to begin your personalized pain prevention and management plan, find your nearest The Joint Chiropractic. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary, you can be sure you will be seen when you need it most. Getting started can be as easy as dropping by on your lunch hour, or on the way home from work.

Get started right away and give your back pain the boot today!

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

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