Life should be enjoyed. More importantly, it should be enjoyed without pain. In fact, pain shouldn’t hinder you from taking part in any activities you desire. But, for many people, maybe yourself included, this is not the case. Pain, specifically back pain, may hinder the activities you are able to participate in, or may make normal movements seem impossible. This doesn’t have to be the case: living with a healthy back can and should be your reality.
According to the International Chiropractic Association, 13.1 million Americans suffer from back pain at any given time making it the leading cause of disability worldwide and is one of the most common causes of missed work days. It is not an isolated problem.
There is hope. Below are a few ways to start living with a healthy back.
Looking into chiropractic care is the first step to living with a healthy back. Chiropractors use gentle, targeted spinal adjustment as a safe, effective tool for alleviating pain. Choosing this route saves traditional medical costs, reduces pain, decreases pain medication dependence for activity and helps lead to a normal, healthy life.
A chiropractor can work with you to learn the root cause of your pain and to provide a treatment plan that helps you reach your activity goals. From being able to sit or stand without pain to playing golf or tennis again, back pain can be a thing of the past.
Other Ways to Prevent Back Pain
In addition to the care of a professional, experienced chiropractor there are lifestyle modifications that have been shown to decrease back pain. They include:
- Maintaining a healthy diet and weight.
- Remaining active (as directed by a doctor or chiropractor).
- Avoiding inactivity for prolonged periods of time.
- Learning proper stretching for before and after activity.
- Maintaining a proper posture.
- Getting a proper amount of sleep on a supportive mattress.
- Practicing proper lifting techniques.
- Avoiding or quitting smoking.
If you’re ready to live with a healthy back and to reduce your pain and discomfort, contact LeVan Chiropractic today for a consultation.