From car accidents to slip-and-falls, some lower back injuries can’t be avoided. But in other cases, this leading cause of chronic discomfort and immobility can be prevented. Offering comprehensive, noninvasive lower back pain treatment in Fairbanks, AK, Dr. Tewson at Sun 7 Chiropractic, outlines a few ways that can help prevent problems from popping up.
5 Tips to Reduce Risks of Lower Back Pain
1. Practice Better Posture
From couch slouching to desk drooping, many daily activities make it easy to slip out of good posture. If poor posture becomes a habit, the ongoing pressure will negatively affect the spine, nerves, and blood vessels to create a painful situation. Generally, you want to sit and stand tall in a way that supports the natural curve of your spine. However, many supportive devices and techniques can make it easier to achieve this stance.
2. Strengthen Your Core
Although it’s true that some high-impact exercises can exacerbate lower back pain, low-impact workouts can help, especially those focusing on the core. Exercises that work out abdominal and back areas help strengthen muscles, so they can eventually withstand more pressure and become less susceptible to injury.
3. Lift Carefully
Lifting a heavy object incorrectly can be enough to cause back muscle and spinal disc injury in an instant. As such, you want to make sure you always lift objects by crouching to the ground and using the force of your legs to push up. Do not bend over and use your back to lift. If an object is too heavy, use a dolly or ask another person for help.
4. Improve Weight Management
Excess weight—particularly in the abdominal region—can place a lot of strain on the muscles, tissues, and bones in your lower back. Practicing healthy weight management through diet and exercise is an excellent way to not only strengthen the muscles, but also reduce the amount of pressure your back has to endure.
5. Visit a Chiropractor
Chiropractors are not only able to treat back and neck pain, but also many other musculoskeletal conditions. (visit http://www.sun7chiro.com/) Dedicated to one on one patient care, Dr. Tewson will take the time to assess your condition and develop a unique treatment strategy to promote improved wellness over time.
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