Bulletproof your lower back with these tips. Nothing can slow you down faster than a bad back

Bulletproof your lower back with these tips. Nothing can slow you down faster than a bad back

It can be challenging to exercise, play sports, or even get to the grocery store when your back hurts. Research suggests that over 80 percent of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. So, how can you avoid aggravating the symptoms of lower back pain?

Avoid too much sitting:

Long hours of sitting each day wreak havoc on the muscles and support system of your low back. The deep stabilizing muscles atrophy and your hamstrings shorten and become tight. When your spine doesn’t have strong stabilizing muscles, you are more likely to have an injury.

Get some exercise:

Take every opportunity you can to stay active throughout the day. Taking short breaks each hour to stretch or walk around the office is a great way to increase your energy level and engage the muscles supporting your low back.

See your chiropractor:

Chiropractic care has been shown to help over 90 percent of people find relief from back pain while also providing a statistically significant improvement in function. By periodically having your spine checked, you take a proactive approach to your spinal health. Chiropractic adjustments gently and effectively help restore proper range of motion in your neck, mid-back, and low back.

A healthy back = a healthy life

Keeping your back healthy is much more important than just avoiding aches and pains. A stable and supported back is essential to maintaining a high quality of life.

By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.