by Arizona Family Wellness
Are you suffering from back pain? Chances are, you’re not alone. Most people will experience back pain in their lifetime. In fact, about 10% of American experience back pain at any given time. That’s 31 million people! Total, 80% of Americans experience back pain in their lifetime, adding up to 248 million people! What is little known, is that there are many ways to avoid it. At Arizona Family Wellness located at Glendale, we want to help prevent you from being one of the 47 million people who suffer from back pain every year.
At Arizona Family Wellness, we have come to realize that people with back pain are three times more likely to become inactive in their daily life. In turn, they also are three times more likely to be in poor health. Mentally speaking, people with back pain are five times more likely to be in psychological distress. Back pain can deter people from living a normal and healthy life. It can also cause debilitating stress on the body and the spirit, making it hard (mentally and physically) to get off the couch and be active. That’s where our chiropractors and chiropractic adjustments come in!
There are many causes of back pain, some are avoidable and some are unavoidable. Some forms of unavoidable back pain are trauma, aging, bone disease and viral infections. What we want to focus on is avoidable back pain. You can avoid back pain by being attentive to your posture, which can cause a misaligned spine. Straining muscles, having a weak core, smoking, and obesity caused by inactivity can be avoided so you can live a healthier life.
Retaining good posture can do more than just prevent back pain and neck pain! It can improve muscle tone, it prevents the “old age hump back", and it can also make breathing easier, and increase your self-confidence!
Our chiropractors' tips for standing posture:
Our chiropractors' advice for excellent sitting posture:
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Exercise can be the greatest preventative measure for back pain! It will improve your posture and flexibility. It can also allow you to strengthen your back and lose weight. The best exercise routines to decrease back pain are routines that can strengthen your core and increase flexibility. Yoga and Pilates are both excellent choices. If you are suffering from back pain, avoid exercises such as weight lifting, contact sports, jogging, golfing, racquet sports, and sit ups.
Although some forms of back pain are avoidable, unfortunately genetics can make chronic back problems unavoidable. If you are injured or are suffering from chronic back pain for other reasons and live in the Glendale area, it’s time to call Arizona Family Wellness today for a consultation with our chiropractors. Chiropractic Care is the best holistic approach to the pain relief you may so desperately need.