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November 4, 2020

Strategies to prevent Lower Back Pain

The spine houses the central nervous system that governs almost everything the body does. When the spine is healthy, overall health may thrive, too. A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may provide far-reaching back pain relief.

Weekly adjustments will definitely keep the benefits coming. At the same time, you can protect yourself from future back pain with tips like these:

Stretching
Standing, sitting, or lying down in one place for an extended amount of time isn’t healthy for your back. Relieve the strain of the day whenever you can by getting up, walking around, and doing some simple stretches. This will help improve circulation to your back. It can also ease any strains or aches that occur due to inactivity.

Exercise
Lazy back and abdominal muscles invite lower back pain. Exercise the back, buttocks and abdomen with routines that your doctor and chiropractor approve. Add stretching to keep muscles supple and avoid tightening. Use walking, stationary or regular biking, and swimming to keep the back strong. Be more cautious with activities that involve lifting, reaching, or high impact efforts, such as lifting weights, running, or tennis.

Heat
Heat helps improve blood flow, relaxation and pain relief. Taking a warm bath or shower, soaking in a hot tub, or using a heating pad or heat wrap are all ways to bring warmth to your lower back.

Regular adjustments
Adjustments can can clear things that exercise, rest, and heat alone cannot. Moreover, getting adjusted helps relieve pain because you are opening up the communication pathways from the brain to the spine and from the spine to the rest of the body.

When your back hurts, unless you are 100% certain that it’s due to an accident or injury of some type, most of us assume that we simply “overdid it.” As we age, we might begin to wonder if our back-pain stems from some age-related issue like arthritis or disc degeneration.

This is because most of our body works this way. We have a sore throat, it’s usually due to overuse or an infection, for example. Our back is different in this way, however. Some people have bulging or herniated discs and never complain about pain while others have no abnormalities that can be seen and yet suffer from chronic back pain.

This is why chiropractic care is invaluable. When your general practitioner can’t find anything wrong, he might give you some pain pills and send you on your way. Your chiropractor, however, understands that there must be a root cause and by doing a thorough exam and history, they will find and correct the problem.

AlignWell chiropractors are highly trained specialists who can help you to avoid unnecessary surgery and addicting pain medication. Your treatment plan will be specialized for your exact needs using time-tested, holistic, non-invasive methods that allow your body to heal itself naturally.

Updated:
November 4, 2020