We talk a lot about daily activities that can compromise our spine and our back. Running is another activity that, when performed without keeping your spine in mind, could end up putting your back out of whack. Below are some tips that will help you get the most out of your conditioning without causing lower back and spine pain.
Stretch it Out
Some macho type runners will refuse to stretch before and after their workouts, which is unfortunate. Stretching will make you more flexible and more limber before your run, and stretching will also loosen your muscles and relieve your joints after you get after it out there.
Invest in Great Footwear
Think about it, if you're serious about your running, then you should be willing to spend a little extra on your shoes. 300-500 miles is a good lifespan for a pair of running shoes. Make sure that you're getting new ones once you hit that milestone -- it will make things easier on your joints and your lower back.
Explore the Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Barton Chiropractic Clinic offers comprehensive Chiropractic Care services in Homewood. If you continue to run, consider your lower back as a shock absorber. When you're running or jogging, that repetitive impact on your spine can put a lot of stress on your discs. If you experience back or spine pain, contact us today to schedule your consultation. Chiropractic Care is the ultimate companion piece to an active lifestyle.