Back pain is a modern epidemic. More than 80% of Americans will experience severe low back pain at least once during their lifetime. Chiropractors have helped millions of people with back problems, often saving them from a lifetime of pain, disability, drugs, and surgery with a natural low back pain treatment. This is the difference between a life of health and comfort or a life of pain, disease, and disability.
Here are a few tips to help prevent severe low back pain from beginning:
- Stand tall – When standing for long periods of time, make sure you have the correct posture; shoulders back, legs a slight distance apart, supporting both hips; head sitting squarely on your shoulder, and the correct alignment for the head, neck and upper spine.
- Sit up straight – The computer age means we tend to slump forward, for which the payoff is bad posture, lack of work for the core muscles and a lower back pain pandemic. Moving your position is very important. Get up and walk around regularly.
- Sleep well – As we sleep, our backs release the stress accumulated during the day, and the force that our body weight places on the spine is greatly reduced. If your bed is more than eight years old or has molded itself to the shape of someone else's body, it is time for a new mattress to prevent renewing your back pain each night.
- Stretch – Strengthening and stretching the muscles surrounding the spine (the core stability muscles) is key.
- Get coordinated – A strengthening program and a coordination workout consisting of balance exercises will result in low back pain diminishing significantly
- Don’t worry – Many sufferers of low back pain are victims of tension myositis syndrome, whereby stress and repressed anger cause the brain to lessen blood supply to the lower spine. No exercise is required; address the anger issues.
Our chiropractic doctors treat qualified patients with the DRS Protocol™, a non-surgical spinal decompression therapy to relieve back pain associated with spinal and disc problems. Call McKim Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation and find out more information about what can cause severe lower back pain. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, find relief from pain.