We'd like to go over some pursuits, activities, and everyday acts that many of us engage in that are less than ideal for our spine in addition to other areas of the body, like the lower back and the neck, for instance.
At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we believe just as much in preventive medicine as we do in our Chiropractic Care treatments -- which is why we like to provide educational materials to our diverse patient base as well as our readership online.
Read on for key contributors to spine pain.
Lack of Exercise
This is particularly true of your abdominal strength-building exercises -- also has to do with "engaging your core," which you've probably heard many fitness enthusiasts talk about.
Lack of exercise also contributes to poor posture, which can inevitably lead to lower back pain. Being active and working your core will increase your stability when it comes to the back muscles, which will help prevent future injury. Do lots of cardio, like swimming, walking, and bicycling. If you run, it's important to complement your training with Chiropractic Care.
Sitting All Day / Poor Posture
It's a sad reality that many of us spend long periods of time sitting at a desk -- if not all day. We stare at the computer screen at weird angles and many of us practice less than perfect posture (to put it lightly). It's important to invest in an ergonomic chair that has a head and neck rest.
This is one of the most common culprits when it comes to back injury. When you're lifting objects that are anything over 5-10 lbs, it's important to incorporate your legs and that you keep the weight close to the body. In other words, don't hold what you're carrying away from the body.
If you take these considerations to heart, you may just end up sparing yourself an injury. But we do know that accidents happen. And if such an event occurs, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation. We provide wide-ranging, drug-free treatments that will get you back to active in no time.