Back pain is something that affects millions of people all around the globe. It is an uncomfortable and annoying problem to have, affecting all aspects of your life. The back pain itself can be caused by a whole range of factors, including age, illness and injury. Sometimes back pain can last for the entire person’s life, whereas, other times, it may only last a few days or weeks.
Whatever be the case, you’re going to want to be able to prevent back pain whatever the cost. This will enable you to live a pain-free life in your later years. With back pain awareness week in full swing, we have decided to put together a collection of helpful tips to make sure you never encounter back pain at any point in your life.
There are a plenty of prevention techniques you use today, but, to keep things simple, we have listed our favourite 4. Continue reading to learn how you can stop back pain dead in its tracks!
See a Professional
One of the most important things we recommend you do is to see a professional about your risk of back pain. It may even be beneficial to schedule an appointment with an Ealing Chiropractor on a weekly basis. They will be able to assess and diagnose any issues you may be having that could result in back pain later down the line. They may be able to even perform some therapy to relax the muscles and relief any tension in the spine. With regular treatment and assessments, you’ll be able to prevent back pain very effectively.
Strengthen Your Back
As well receiving the required therapy from an Ealing Chiropractor, you can also help yourself by staying active. Exercising on a weekly basis can help strengthen the back and prevent any injury to it. You can receive even more benefit from yoga and Pilates classes, which will stretch the muscles and relieve any tension. However, it is important to check with your chiropractor or doctor to see which exercises are right for you, especially if you have any health-related issues.
Lifting the Right Way
One of the most common causes of back pain is from lifting a heavy object the wrong way. This is very much related to occupational hazards as well, and individuals will come into the clinic complaining that they’ve injured their back lifting something they probably needed help with. Learning how to lift objects is actually very important and is something that many people don’t take notice of. Read your company’s safety procedures and learn how to lift equipment and objects without causing too much strain on your back.
Promote Proper Posture
Throughout life, our parents are always telling us to sit up properly and sort out our posture. Who’d thought they were right all along? Correcting your posture when sitting and standing is incredibly important if you want to maintain a good back into later life. If you spend all your time slouching and hunched, your spine can become inflamed and damaged. Learn to sit properly at computers and never sit in the same place for too long. When you can, try to visit an Ealing Chiropractor on a regular basis.
Back pain affects so many people even though it can be easily prevented. In most cases, back pain arises either through sudden injury or through life-long habits that have slowly ruined the spin and surrounding muscles. With these simple tips, you should be able to combat back pain and stop it before it’s began. Correct your posture, lift objects correctly and remember to see a professional chiropractor at least once a week. If you’d like to know more about how we can help back pain, please call to arrange an appointment on 020 8566 3757 now.