Back pain can be a devastating and intolerable affliction; especially if it’s something you deal with on a daily basis, affecting your social life, work life and even your sleep schedule. Pain can vary in different areas of the back, coming and going at random, and some days requiring pain reliever to mitigate the discomfort – in short, back pain can be unpredictable.
Luckily, there are a number of different routine changes that you can make to greatly improve your back pain and prevent future pain from returning. Here we’re looking at at-home preventative measures, but it bears mentioning that if you’re suffering from a chronic or painful back issue, you’ll certainly want remedial help in the form of a chiropractor. Don’t hesitate to learn more at the Transform Chiropractic Blog or consult with a chiropractor in your area if you’re suffering from back pain; in the meantime, however, here are 4 daily routine changes that can greatly improve your back pain.
Your ongoing daily routine in Toronto can be busy, and when you crawl into bed, in order to get some shuteye for the day ahead, the last thing on your mind is the trouble it could be causing. Try putting a pillow in between your knees before you fall asleep, which will provide your spine and back with proper alignment as you sleep. Sleep position can be just as important as your daytime posture, so treat it with as much regard as you treat, for instance, your sitting position at work.
Get To The Gym
Whether you enjoy working out or not, you’ll want to get to your local gym and work your core as a way to help strengthen your back. Proper strength training can prevent muscles strains and pains and keep you feeling your best. If you’re unsure of the proper way to complete a strength training routine, consider enlisting the help of a personal trainer or gym staff member who can help you properly do your exercises so you don’t hurt yourself. You can also visit a chiropractor to learn proper ways to stretch and move as you exercise.
Calcium and Vitamin D
Weak bones can lead to osteoporosis, one of the leading causes of back pain (especially in women) later on in life. Whether you are young or old, increasing the calcium and vitamin D in your diet can make a big difference in the comfort of your back and prevent injuries as well.
Your Choice Of Shoe
Whether you are working or just going about your normal day at home, you want to make sure that you have the right kind of shoe on. Wearing high heels especially, but any shoe not biomechanically suited to you, will put excessive stress on your feet, but also onto your other joints over time, including your spine. Consult with a chiropractor of what type of arch support is best for you, and then research online for a brand and make of shoe you find both comfortable and stylish (after all, back health shouldn’t come at the expense of style!).
Hopefully these simple tips come of some use to you in your proactive journey towards better back health. Remember that these effective steps are to be used on a daily basis, and if you’re at all unsure about your back pain, or need further elucidation on any of these methods, don’t hesitate to call a professional chiropractor.