As a chiropractor my job is to help people with many neuromuscular injuries on a daily basis. One of the most common injuries that I address is low back pain. It is estimated that nearly 70-80% of adults in the United States will suffer from low back pain some time in their lives. Chiropractic care has been shown to be very beneficial in treating and managing low back pain. When I treat individuals I not only address the joint issues but I also talk about the importance of proper stretching, nutrition, work place ergonomics and sleeping habits.
Everyone loves acronyms because they make it easy to remember a lot of information. So here is a great acronym for such an issue, LOW BACK PAIN. Low heeled, comfortable heels should be worn at all time. Own the right equipment, make sure to have an ergonomic chair if you sit a lot. Watch what you eat, being overweight can put addition stress on the low back. Bend at the knees for proper lifting technique. Activity is the goal to keep the body moving and joints lubricated. Core muscles are important for stability. Keep it loose also known as stretch. Put it out, or should I say “stop smoking!” Avoid long periods of bed rest. Invest in good sleep either with a mattress, pillow or posture. Never ignore your pain. Pain tells us there is something going on so if you ignore it then there is no way to fix it. Feel free to contact your favorite Chandler chiropractic office for more information.