Back pain is one of the most common complaints among adults today, specifically lower back pain. Our modern lives often attribute this to poor posture whilst typing or craning our necks whilst on our phones. Great progress has been made in offices recently to negate the damage caused by spending hours at our desks. However, with a record number of people working from home, more and more people are seeking treatment from their chiropractor to prevent low back pain and stiffness and to improve general mobility.
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Other symptoms associated with low back pain
It’s easy for us to separate different aches or pains we experience and assume the issues are topical; however, low back pain can cause other symptoms. For example, lower back pain is associated with limited mobility and stiffness, headaches, neck, or shoulder pain, and tingling in your arms and fingers. By identifying your different symptoms with your chiropractor, minor chiropractic adjustments could make a massive change to your everyday life and overall welfare.
What can I do?
Take a break: it is recommended to take at least a 2-minute break every hour. Standing up, stretching, and getting a glass of water won’t interfere with your day but can have substantial health benefits and help ease the pain you experience in your lower back.
Exercise: there is no need to buy weights for the office; a simple 15-minute walk during a lunch break, before or after work, has a tremendous amount of health benefits, including helping with back pain.
Try a standing desk: many people have moved to standing desks to reduce the time sitting at a computer. However, even switching to a standing desk for an hour out of your workday could have substantial health benefits, reducing your time sitting and stretching your legs and spine.
Visit your Chiropractor: research has shown chiropractic is a highly effective and safe method for reducing pain and increasing mobility of acute and chronic lower back pain, its associated symptoms, and a host of other problems. Getting assessed by your chiropractor when symptoms start can prevent more significant prolonged disorders and get your body back to 100% mobility. At Fit and Healthy Chiropractic, your practitioner will assess your medical history and concerns and perform an analysis to find out; what the problem is, if we can help you, how long it will take and how much treatment will cost. At this point, if we cannot help you, we will let you know, and the appointment will be free.
What does treatment involve?
During treatment, your practitioner will apply force to the affected area, applying controlled pressure to your back. A manual adjustment can involve pulling, pushing, and repositioning your back, hips, neck, shoulders, and head, moving the joints to ease inflammation. Your chiropractor will develop a chiropractic lower back pain treatment unique to your condition.
Many of us assume lower back pain and any of its symptoms are a typical part of getting older. However, getting checked early can return to 100% mobility, reduce, or eliminate pain, and get back to a pain-free life.