Before you reach for an (OTC) over-the-counter painkiller for your back pain, we’d like to introduce you to three ways to reduce or eliminate back pain naturally. Since back pain will afflict 80% of us at some point in life, these are tips that anyone can use.
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If you’ve ever done any kind of workout routine in the last half a decade, you’ve probably noticed a major focus on the body’s core. This is with good reason. It’s one of the parts of the body we really let go if we live a sedentary life, especially a life of sitting in an office all week. When abdominal and lower back muscles are weak, it makes it difficult to stand up or sit up straight and maintain proper posture. Without proper posture, the vertebrae compress, and pain is the result.
Stretching before and after any kind of workout or long period of sitting is vital. In fact, just a few simple stretches at your desk every hour or so throughout the day can make a huge difference in back pain. Stretching helps keep the body flexible, it gives those vertebrae that get compressed while sitting all day a chance to unwind, and it can be a great stress reliever. Stress relief is also important because stress can lead to tense muscles and increased spinal pain.
Upper cervical chiropractic care can also aid in long-term back pain relief. While the focus is on the top two bones in the spine, the C1 and C2, proper alignment in the upper neck is a must if one wants to have good posture. If you find that poor posture feels more natural to you, the problem may be a misaligned C1 and C2. When these bones misalign, the chain reaction can affect the entire spine and can lead to long-term back pain. Relieving the misalignment removes the underlying problem that keeps back pain returning.
If you suffer from back pain, rather than reach for the pill bottle, find an upper cervical chiropractor near you. A gentle adjustment to the upper neck may be your first step on the road to better spinal health.
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