Back pain can range from a mild, dull ache to terrible, sudden, and sharp pain. Almost every adult is bound to experience some mild back discomfort at some point. However, there are a few things you can do in order to prevent chronic (and more disabling) back pain.
Steps to Prevent Chronic Back Pain
- Get regular exercise. Strengthening both the muscles of your back as well as your core muscles will help keep your back healthy and pain-free.
- Maintain a healthy weight. This will ensure that your spinal joints are not subject to excess stress.
- Mind your posture, especially when lifting. Proper lifting technique should use your leg strength more than your back.
Addressing Back Pain Naturally
Getting your spine aligned and back into balance should be of high priority for people who experience bouts of back pain. At Balanced Living Chiropractic, our focus on upper cervical chiropractic care has been a lasting solution for many patients who come to us with back pain. The reason for this is that we address the underlying cause rather than just focusing on the areas that are hurting. In many low back pain cases, the root cause of the problem lies elsewhere in the upper neck.
Your atlas vertebra, which is the uppermost one in the neck, is the most freely movable segment of the spinal column. Because of that, it is one of the most likely culprits in back pain cases. This is the case because the atlas affects the entire spine’s ability to maintain normal posture. When it is off, it causes compensations throughout the mid and low back. We get to the cause of back pain by addressing it at its root. Once normal atlas alignment is restored, the rest of the spine is naturally brought back into balance as a result, which has been a natural, lasting solution for many of our patients.
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