Back pain or sciatica pain affects over 80% of the population and can be so debilitating forcing individuals to limit or stop their favorite activities.
What are some of the common causes of back pain? Sports injuries and accidents are some of the most common reasons but even bending over or twisting can set back pain in motion. All of the stresses we experience over time accumulate on our bodies until one simple movement can trigger pain. Poor posture, sitting all day at the office, obesity – causing added strain on our joints and ligaments, poor stretching habits before physical activities are just a few of the reasons.
Conventional health care will typically prescribe medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, acetaminophen or even opioids for pain relief. This may promote back pain relief temporarily, NOT getting to the core of the problem. Sometimes taking these meds can cause an even greater sensitivity to pain as well as cause serious side effects increasing risk of heart attack, stroke, gastrointestinal problems, and increased blood pressure.
What can you do?
- Always stretch before any strenuous physical activity or better yet engage in a regular stretching program.
- Maintain good posture when sitting. Suck in your belly and rotate your pelvis slightly up. Keep your head back with your ears over your shoulders and your shoulder blades pinched. Stand, walk, and stretch frequently.
- Maintain optimal weight, quit smoking, and optimize your vitamin D levels.
- Get regular chiropractic care to keep the spine aligned and the nervous system clear, getting to the core of the problem.
One of the best back pain relief strategies for prevention as well as acute care is to see the doctors at Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center. The doctors are board certified Atlas Orthogonist, providing very gentle, precise care. For a free consultation call 480-325-6977 to find out how you can find back pain relief naturally without harmful side effects.