Back pain is a serious issue in the United States. In fact, it costs us over $90 billion a year and affects at least 60 million Americans a year. If you are one of those suffering, we’re here to help! These simple, drug-free ways to improve your back pain are effective and highly recommended by our chiropractors here at Forgey Chiropractic.
See Vancouver WA Chiropractors regularly.
Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for back pain caused by a host of issues. Gentle and non-invasive adjustments can help restore structure and function without the harmful risks of drugs or surgery. Need to schedule an appointment? Contact us today!
Boost your core strength.
A strong core is essential to preventing back injuries and reducing pain from the ones you already have. Strengthen your core doing bodyweight exercises, lifting and pilates to reduce the amount of strain on your lower back.
Focus on your posture.
Good posture makes you look more attractive and confident, but it also helps maintain the spine’s proper alignment, reduces the risk of muscle strain and limits the stress on your ligaments. It even conserves energy! Talk to us about exercises you can do to improve your posture.
Use ice to curb inflammation.
This old-fashioned remedy is tried and true! Use ice to reduce swelling following an injury and until major pain subsides.
Improve your flexibility.
Release stress and tension by stretching your major muscle groups daily. Don’t overdo it, and gradually work your way up to longer, more difficult stretches.
Get a good night’s rest.
Choose a mattress that offers uniform support to your whole body without being too soft or too firm. Select a pillow that holds your spine in a neutral position and is firm enough to fill the space between the mattress and your ear. Sleep on your back to relieve pressure from your spine.