4 Ways to Help You Reduce Back Pain in Colorado Springs
Do you suffer from back pain?
While most people associate back pain with some type of trauma — a car accident, a fall, sports injury, most back pain is actually associated with everyday life activities. Things such as lifting grocery bags, sitting at a computer, moving things around your Colorado Springs home, etc.
Thankfully there are things you can do to prevent and/or reduce back pain to help you continue your everyday life.
Here are 4 ways to help you reduce your back pain in Colorado Springs.
Maintaining good posture is key to reducing and preventing back pain.
To achieve good posture be sure to:
- Stand up straight
- Keep your shoulders back
- Put your weight mostly on the balls of your feet
- Keep your head level.
Since many of us work office jobs, keeping proper posture even while sitting is important. To help, make sure you have back support in your chair to help keep your back straight.
Get up every 20 minutes or so and stretch.
Again, most of us work jobs where we spend the majority of our time sitting. It’s important to remember to get up and stretch your muscles.
Even if your job is walking around or lifting heavy equipment, implementing a regular stretching routine or incorporating yoga into your routine can help prevent/reduce back pain.
The position in which you sleep can be a huge contributor to your back pain.
Avoid sleeping on your back.
The best position to sleep is on your side. If you can’t sleep on your side, and prefer to sleep on your stomach, then make sure to put a pillow underneath you to take the pressure off of your back.
However, it’s not all on your sleeping position. Sleeping on a mattress that assists in supporting your spine and using a supportive pillow will make all the difference in helping your body properly heal itself and reduce your back pain.
The great thing about seeking professional help is the guidance they can give you.
From teaching you how to sit and stand in a way that helps reduce your back pain and keeps your spine in proper alignment to teaching you exercises specific to back pain, physical therapy can help you reduce back pain in numerous ways.
If you’re still having back pain, a great remedy that physical therapists can provide is nerve stimulation.
E-stim and TENS, deliver mild to heavy electric pulses to the nevers to block incoming pain signals to the brain. They both have many benefits, including aiding in reducing back pain.
Find out more about e-stim and the numerous benefits it has.
Reducing Back Pain in Colorado Springs
If you’re dealing with back pain in or near the Colorado Springs area, visit our Whole Health Chiropractic clinic for a session.
Whether it’s helping you with proper posture, teaching you exercises to strengthen your back and core or a more in depth chiropractic care such as E-stim and TENS, our team is ready to help.
Don’t live your life in pain, contact us today.