Back pain happens almost to everyone. The best thing to do is to avoid it in the first place. However, research indicates 80% of people will deal with back pain at some point. Certainly, you may not be able to avoid an occasional soreness. Yet, there are some measures you can do to help keep back pain from becoming chronic.
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Steer clear of back pain by keeping the back muscles and your core strong will help with posture and alignment.
Being too heavy or too thin can both affect the spine and surrounding soft tissue negatively.
A hunched posture while driving or sitting at a desk is a sure way to end up with back problems. Also, be careful of mobile use since frequently craning the neck increases the pressure placed on the spine by the weight of the head by up to 5 times.
Bend your knees, keep the weight close to your body, and keep your back straight when lifting. If something is very heavy, get someone to help you lift it.
When the top bone of the neck (atlas) is out of place, everything underneath it suffers in an effort to keep the head properly balanced. An upper cervical chiropractor can correct such misalignment and provide occasional maintenance to ensure the back doesn’t suffer from unnecessary degeneration.
Atlas adjustments are not like any other chiropractic care you may be familiar with. Precise measurements are taken using diagnostic imaging. Then a gentle correction is provided using hands-on manipulation or an adjusting instrument depending on the doctor’s chosen method of chiropractic. To learn more, find a practitioner near you and schedule a no-obligation consultation.
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