Back pain is the #1 cause of disability earth-wide. Out of every 5 people, 4 will experience back pain at some point in their life. Those who suffer from it can vouch for the fact that is truly debilitating. It can make everyday tasks seem like huge mountains to climb. Let’s discuss some ways to cope with back pain naturally.
The Correct Sleeping Position
It is not recommended that people sleep on their stomachs. Sleeping on the back is the best position for proper spine health. However, if a person must sleep on their side, it is suggested that they use a pillow between their knees to alleviate pressure being put on the lower back.
Practice Proper Posture
Many back problems are linked to improper posture. It is important for a person to try to keep their shoulders straight and stand tall.
The Power of Good Nutrition
Inflammation is a contributing factor to pain in general, including back pain. Foods to avoid that create inflammation are:
- Trans fats
- Processed food
- Gluten (especially for celiac patients or those with sensitivities to it)
Along with proper nutrition, good supplementation is important. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to back pain.
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Getting Physical Therapy
There are benefits to learning certain exercises that can help strengthen the body and work in conjunction with chiropractic care. It can help people to become more active and do exercises that can benefit them at home, such as lifting, standing, sitting, and walking.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Back Pain
Another great way to cope with back pain is by seeking out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. Back pain is often linked to a misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae. At Back in Balance, we examine a patient’s neck to find the exact spot of the misalignment and then work with him to realign the spine. This often alleviates various forms of back pain.
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