Tips for Preventing Back Pain


Your Did you know that back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide?  Americans also spend more than $50 billion a year on resolving and preventing back pain.

What if you could save your self money, time, and agony with a few short and simple tips.  It’s not that we don’t love to see you when you come in to see us, but we’re pretty sure you would rather not have to be adjusted if you don’t need to.  Please use these few simple tips, and remember if you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at http://www.hammesfamilychiropractic.com.

  1. Maintain a healthy weight and diet.  Seems simple enough, but people struggle with this everyday.  Don’t forget that one of our suite of services is nutritional counseling.

  2. Remain Active – Stand up and stretch periodically for the day.  If you have an hour lunch, take a 1/2 hour to eat and then use a 1/2 hour to take a walk.  This will also help prevent post eating drowsiness.

  3. Warm up and stretch before being active – This is true for any activity, even painting a wall.  Consistent motion could always lead to pain without proper technique.

  4. Maintain Proper Posture – Hands down the easiest way to prevent lower back pain.

  5. Quit Smoking – Smoking reduces blood flow, which reduces oxygenation and mineral delivery, which in turn decreases recovery time of body tissue.

  6. Reduce prolonged curvature in your spine – Sleep on a medium firm mattress.

  7. Where comfortable low heeled shoes when possible – This leads to proper posture when walking.

Remember that we are always here to help you develop a program that will keep you healthy.  Bottom line our goal is always “Quality Care, To Feel Better, To Heal Better”.

References:
American Chiropractic Association – http://www.acatoday.org/level2_css.cfm?T1ID=13&T2ID=68

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