New Year's Resolutions for Back Pain Relief

Published January 5th, 2021 by Dr. Hoder

It’s a new year and a new beginning. If you suffer from back pain, a fresh start to a pain-free year is just what you need. Here are our top New Year’s Resolutions to help reduce back pain.  

Exercise More

Exercise isn’t just for weight loss! Did you know strengthening your core muscles can help reduce chronic pain in your back and reduce the risk of back injuries? Make a resolution to work out at least two times per week focusing on exercises that strengthen your abdominal and back muscles. If you spend your day sitting at a desk, make sure you get up and stretch throughout the day. To learn what exercises will best suit you, just ask during your next adjustment. 

Improve Your Posture

Sitting, standing, and even laying with proper posture helps protect your spine and keeps it healthy. Poor posture puts excessive strain on your back and can cause changes to spinal alignment. To prevent back pain from improper posture, avoid slouching, hunching your shoulders, or bending sideways while standing. 

Try Custom Orthotics

Imbalance or instability in the feet is linked to imbalance and instability in the spine. For many of our patients, their feet are the culprits behind low back pain. After all, you most likely spend much of your day on your feet, and shoes can exacerbate pain.

Custom orthotics can help and are based on your unique feet, body, and health profile. To learn more about custom orthotics, click here or ask during your next appointment. 

Eat Healthy

A healthy diet high in calcium and vitamin D and full of antioxidants can help strengthen your spine. Deficiencies in vitamin D and calcium and lead to issues like osteoporosis, which is a common cause of back pain in older women. 

Get Adjusted at Markson Chiropractic

There’s no reason for anyone to live with back pain. There are treatments available that can help reduce if not altogether eliminate back pain. Start the year off right and take the first step in treating your pain with the chiropractors at your local South Florida chiropractor. To get started, just click here to contact us.

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