What To Do If Your Low Back Pain Is Caused by Posture
If you experience low back pain, you’re not alone. Over three-quarters of adults in the U.S. will have low back pain in their lives, and for many people, the problem becomes chronic and leads to lost days of work and missing out on favorite activities.
Although low back pain can be triggered by many different issues, one common contributor to symptoms is poor posture. Dr. Saeman and Dr. Haak see patients all the time who are seeking chiropractic care who could benefit from changing their posture to improve their symptoms. Here is what you need to know about how posture impacts low back pain and how chiropractic care can help.
Low Back Pain and Posture
Think about the activities that you do every day, and then think about your posture while doing them. When you’re working at your computer, do you tend to hunch over your desk and keyboard? When you’re cooking, do you stand tall and curve your back and neck as you stir and chop? Sitting on your bed while you work on your computer, laying on your stomach to read, vacuuming with one hand, and lifting heavy items by bending your back are also all common habits that put your spine in an unhealthy position.
When your posture isn’t healthy, you compress the joints in your spine, reduce blood flow, and strain the muscles. Over time, these injuries can lead to herniated disks, inflamed nerves, and stressed tissues, causing pain. Acute injuries can also occur with poor posture, such as a herniated disk that bulges out when you pick up a heavy item using your back for leverage.
Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain
Chiropractic care involves a holistic approach to back pain that is focused on restoring healthy alignment in the spine using spinal adjustments and other adjunctive therapies. This means that you will get relief from your symptoms without pain medications and invasive procedures, all while addressing the cause of the discomfort so that your discomfort doesn’t return.
Dr. Saeman and Dr. Haak will determine the cause of your low back pain, evaluating, among other things, your posture. If you have poor posture, they will work with you on exercises and habits that will remind you to maintain healthy spinal alignment, which will ease your pain.
Say Goodbye to Low Back Pain
Don’t suffer in silence with low back pain in Vancouver, WA. At Back to Health Chiropractic and Massage, we have decades of experience providing chiropractic care for a wide range of issues. Schedule your appointment online or call (360) 253-4285 for more information.