Back pain is not something that a person may think about until it occurs. We are going to talk about some ways a person can keep back pain from striking them and what to do if it does.
Back pain can be due to a sprain, fracture, or other serious condition. Some common reasons back pain occurs are:
- A sedentary lifestyle
- A medical condition
- Being overweight
So what can someone do to try to avoid back pain in the first place? Here are some ideas.
Lumbar support: It is important to keep the back in mind while sitting. The lower back, in particular, needs to have proper support. If nothing else is available, a simple pillow will do the trick. A proper mattress with correct firmness is also vital to keep the back healthy.
Standing straight and tall: Poor posture puts a lot of stress on the back, shoulders, and neck. Strained muscles put undue pressure on the ligaments, joints, and discs. Even while sleeping, posture should not be ignored. Sleeping on your back is recommended. Side sleepers should be sure to have a pillow with proper thickness and place a pillow between the legs to reduce pressure on the lower back.
Exercise and proper nutrition: Even 10 pounds of extra weight around the midsection can put pressure on the spine. Keeping a healthy weight and BMI is important so that the back is not stressed.
Stretch it out: Whether a person is exercising, working, cleaning, or doing any other physical activity, it is important to warm up the muscles and stretch them before and after. If a person doesn’t do this, it can lead to strains and tears in your muscles or muscles that remain tense and sore for days.
Back Pain Helped by Upper Cervical Chiropractic
A misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae can often be a reason for back pain. The back is composed of bones, tendons, discs, and ligaments that work together. However, if a misalignment is present, this system can wreak havoc on the entire body. An upper cervical chiropractor can help find and then correct the misalignments in a person’s upper neck leaving them feeling happier and healthier than before.