When it comes to workplace injuries, many can be attributed to lower back pain. The same is true in our daily activities, whether we're planning to spend the weekend tidying our storage spaces, which includes lifting heavy objects, or even staying active over the weekend to make up for time that got eaten up by our busy schedules.
Even a strenuous day at the gym can take a toll on your lower back, resulting in lower back pain that can really keep you sidelined at work and at play.
Below are a few common contributors to lower back pain and what you can do to rectify your situation.
1.) Your Job
Whether you're on your feet for long periods of time or sitting at a cramped computer desk staring at a screen, your job is likely putting wear and tear on your body and in great portions on your back, neck, and spine. Try to break the routine and work some stretching into your day. Practice perfect posture and watch your back and spine get stronger and more resilient.
2.) Your Workouts
Whether you're a runner, a hiker, or a basketball player, what you do when you're being active can certainly put stress on your back, neck, and spine. The repetitive motions involved in competition and drilling will place your back and joints in jeopardy, so make sure that your recovery plan is just as well thought-out as your workout plan.
3.) Your Weak Back
Building your back should be your first line of defense against lower back pain. Working your core into daily exercises and making it a point to strengthen your back while lifting with proper form is essential to relieve and avoid lower back pain.
If you have lower back pain and are unsure how to handle the situation give Barton Chiropractic Clinic a call today. We have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and well.