Did you know that back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. There are many ways to prevent back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
Some other preventative measures are to maintain proper posture, wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes and sleep on a firm mattress to maintain your spine in a neutral position. It is always good to remember to lift with your knees, do not twist when lifting and keep objects close to your body.
By far, the most effective way to prevent back pain is to be checked on a regular basis by your chiropractor. Most people only think of us when they have a problem but we are great at prevention also. So whether you are suffering with back pain or want to make sure your back is functioning at its best, we can help!