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New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Back Health

Published by Dr. Alden Clendenin

If you are experiencing back pain, even the simplest movements can cause pain. Some back injuries are unavoidable and sudden, but our chiropractor in Chicago recommends taking preventative measures to help make sure 2019 is your happiest and healthiest year yet. Common back ailments include strained muscles, herniated discs, or spinal stenosis. Thankfully, there are many simple measures that you can take to improve your back health as well as your overall health. Incorporate these habits into your routines this year.

Strengthen Your Core

When you have a core that is strong, it helps take the pressure off of your lower back. Everyday activities don’t typically exercise your core, so it is important to carve out the time to target the muscles directly. Even a time commitment as little as 10-15 minutes working on your abs per day can help improve your core strength. In return, you will be helping support your spine and your lower back.

Rest Your Spine During Sleep

The nighttime is a chance for your spine to get the much-needed rest it deserves. Our chiropractor in Chicago recommends finding a sleeping position that is best for both your neck and your spine. If you have a specific back condition or pain, our team at Sports Injury Centers can help determine what is best for you.

Find Supportive Shoes

Your shoes play a big role in supporting your lower back and keeping your back in the proper alignment. The area of your shoe that fits the back of your heel should be snug but not too tight. This will ensure that your foot does not move from side to side and cause an injury.

For more tips on how to put your back first this year, contact our chiropractor in Chicago today!

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