Lower back pain is a very common ailment that almost 80% of Americans will suffer at one time or another in their lives. That doesn’t mean that it’s something that you can just shrug off, however. Back pain can have a major impact on your life, it can slow you down, keep you from enjoying activities that you like and even interfere with your work. Back pain can bring a normally healthy person to their knees, and if you suffer from it you may find that you’re willing to try pills and surgeries that you’d normally never consider just to get a little relief. The agony that you deal with on a regular basis can even turn you into a person that you no longer recognize. If this sounds familiar, then it’s time to take your life back.
Recovering from back pain
Back pain is the number one reason that most people visit a Chiropractor. This is because your chiropractor is the very best person to help treat your pain. First, your Chiropractic team will evaluate your pain and do a thorough physical examination. If it’s determined that you would benefit from Chiropractic care, a spinal adjustment will be performed to help your body heal itself and speed your way into recovery.
Keeping the pain from returning
Once you’ve had a few spinal adjustments and your body is back in alignment, you’re going to want to keep it that way. Here are some tips that will help you keep back pain at bay:
- Use your legs to lift heavy objects safely.
- When lifting heavy objects or doing repetitive motions, avoid twisting your back.
- Drink lots of water. If you stay hydrated the muscles and ligaments in your back are better able to handle the stress of normal wear and tear.
- Exercise regularly. Physical activity strengthens your muscles and keeps the ligaments in your back elastic.
- Watch your weight. Losing just a few pounds can make a world of difference and may take some of the stress off of your back.
- Find your ideal sleeping position. Try sleeping on your back or side. Tummy sleeping can wreak havoc on the healthiest spines, and should be avoided at all costs.
- Get up and take a walk around. Sitting for long periods of time can cause back pain or aggravate existing conditions.
Staying healthy over the long haul
Following these simple, yet helpful, tips and visiting your Chiropractor regularly for spinal adjustments can have you waving goodbye to lower back pain. As always, if you are thinking about dieting or making significant changes in your lifestyle, be sure to talk with your Chiropractor. Your Chiropractic team is there to help you take a more holistic approach to your health and well-being, and they will be more than happy to help.
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