Lower back pain is a large problem among United States citizens. In large part, this is due to our increasingly sedentary lifestyle, but there are other major contributors to the problem as well.
If you suffer from back pain, seeking chiropractic help is one of your best options. One of the foundations of the chiropractic philosophy is the fact that the human body has the innate ability to heal itself of a good amount of health issues, thereby placing less emphasis on pharmaceutical remedies. It has been found that many back pain sufferers who utilize a drug to ease the pain never get to the root of their pain. Instead, they treat it symptomatically. Chiropractic management affects the body at the cellular level. This means that, in addition to treating the pain itself, chiropractic management can also manage the cellular underlying causes of the back pain. Here are just a few tips:
Maintain a good posture, whether sitting or standing.
When sitting, utilize a chair with good lumbar support.
When lifting items, lift with your legs.
Wear comfortable shoes with low heels.
Maintain a healthy weight.
Always stretch before any exercise.
Sleep on your side to prevent curving of your spine.