If you were told that four out of five people experience a specific type of pain at some point in their life, what would you do to make sure you were one of the few who escaped pain free?
It has been reported that up to 80% of people will suffer from back pain at some point of their lives, which doesn’t leave much room for confidence for most of us. However, we’ve got a number of suggestions to help decreases your chances — some being purely preventative measures and others good for prevention as well as correction.
Regular stretching, maintaining proper posture, and making sure your mattress is quality are all general, widespread suggestions to prevent back pain.
When lifting an object, bend at the knees and make sure to keep the object close to your body.
Ensure that your work area is safe and ergonomically appropriate.
In addition to these preventative and best-practice actions, chiropractic care can both help prevent pain caused by routine repetitive movements as well as help correct pain once it has creeped up. You may be familiar with the common manual spinal manipulation, known as an adjustment, which cause the well-known “popping” sound—similar to when you crack your knuckles. But chiropractors also use other techniques during care. For example, one different, gentle technique uses a small tool known as an activator. Chiropractors also do soft tissue work as well as make suggestions such as home exercises you can perform on your own that are specific to your situation in conjunction with the adjustments to help maximize your care.
With back pain being one of the most common reasons for individuals to visit a medical doctor, we want to help prevent those visits that oftentimes result in the doctor prescribing a medication. Chiropractic is a natural, safe, and effective healthcare route with several benefits. In helping to avoid invasive surgery, worsening pain, and medication that purely mask symptoms, we hope to help you choose the natural route!