If you're an adult, chances are you've dealt with some sort of back pain at one point or another.
The statistics are pretty overwhelming, actually. Turns out 80% of us have experienced back pain at some point in our lives. Below Optimal Health & Wellness Center goes over a few ways you can deal with back pain (or even prevent it in many cases).
1.) Start Doing Yoga
There are an exceptional amount of poses that keep your spine in mind and yoga happens to be one of the perfect remedies for that job that has you either sitting or standing for long periods of your 40-hour work week. Both standing and sitting have adverse effects on your back, neck, and your spine. Yoga will help you stretch out your muscles and is good for your joints and your spine!
2.) Quit Tobacco and Alcohol
Using tobacco and alcohol will both impede your body's ability to regenerate itself and even heal from various injuries. Smoking has also been shown to contribute to atherosclerosis (which has to do with the blockage of small arteries throughout your body). Your spine tissue (like your intervertebral discs for instance), receive their vital blood supply primarily from nutrients from these small vessels.
3.) Build Your Back and Your Core
You might be tempted to overwork your biceps and triceps at the gym to gain that perfect beach body, but it's far more beneficial for your overall wellness to start incorporating exercises that build your back and strengthen your core. It's also important when doing lifts attributed to these muscle groups that you focus primarily on FORM.
If you incorporate these tips above as well as visit Optimal Health & Wellness Center regularly for advanced chiropractic care, your back will be in tip-top shape. Contact Optimal Health & Wellness Center today to schedule your consultation!