Tips to Prevent Lower Back Pain
If you are experiencing lower back pain, you may need to see a chiropractor for relief. Not only can a chiropractor use a sheer range of treatments to get you living a life pain-free, but they can also use their expertise to provide you tips to limit the flare-ups. Check out the following tips that our chiropractor at Spine & Injury Associates, serving Central Florida, including Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Winter Haven, and Ocala, FL, wants you to know to prevent lower back pain.
- Avoid sitting for long periods.
Sitting for long periods without supporting the spine can strain the lower back muscles. Take breaks as often as you can if you sit for long periods and use a lumbar pillow or a rolled towel to support your lower back.
- When lifting, use your legs and not your back.
Avoid using only your back to lift anything heavy as it could lead to a serious injury. Instead, bend your hips and knees to a squatting position, have the object close to your body, and then straighten the legs to properly lift the item.
- Eat healthy to maintain an acceptable weight range.
Additional weight on your spine can lead to lower back pain, joint pain, and muscle strain. Do your best to maintain a healthy weight by having a well-balanced diet.
- Exercise often.
Physical activity helps with muscle tension and easing inflammation.
- Carry the right bag or briefcase.
In today’s society, we are carrying more things around in our bags or briefcases, which is a common culprit of lower back pain. It’s best to have a bag or briefcase with a wide strap that can be adjusted to distribute the weight more evenly.
- Work with a chiropractor.
A chiropractor can identify the source of your lower back pain and provide treatment to negate it.
Want More Tips? Reach Out to Our Doctors in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Winter Haven, and Ocala
Use these tips and schedule a consultation with our team! We’re ready to help with a treatment plan that will alleviate your lower back pain. For information on the services we offer at Spine & Injury Associates, give us a call today at 407-434-7246. We serve Central Florida, including Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Winter Haven, and Ocala.