4 simple steps to reduce the risk of back pain

Back pain is a common problem nowadays. Plenty of us are suffering with it or have suffered with it in the past. There are many causes of pack pain from poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, or poor manual handling.

Whatever the reason for your pain we know, as a leading London Chiropractor clinic that back pain is not nice. It can cause such a negative effect on your life, it it’s bad enough it can almost debilitate you.

Stop the self-inflicted back pain

As we touched upon above, a lot of back pain is caused by yourself, your lifestyle, and your actions. The good news is that means you can stop the pain yourself, through your actions and your lifestyle.

Instead of complaining about the pain, make these 4 minor changes and you won’t have to suffer anymore;

  • Sort out your posture – Whether you’re driving to work, sitting on a train or sitting at your desk posture is very important. A poor form can leave you with terrible back pain. The easiest way to avoid it is to ensure you are sat upright, with your feet flat on the floor and your knees at a 90 degrees angle.
  • Keep hydrated – It is important to keep hydrated as it is good for the overall health of your body.
  • Sort out your desk – If like most of us you work at a desk, you will be working with a computer. It is important you get this tip right, as it can be a big factor in whether you get a bad back or not. Simply make sure your eyes are in line with the top of your PC monitor or laptop.
  • Take breaks, often – This last tip is probably going to be your favourite. We advise you to take regular breaks. By doing this you will be getting up often throughout your day at the office instead of sitting down for hours at a time. As a leading London chiropractor we advise you to take breaks every 30 or 40 minutes. A break can be considered getting up and going to the photocopier, going for a walk at lunch or instead of emailing your colleague, go over and speak to them in person.

If you’re suffering from back pain and you want further advice, examination and consultation please do not hesitate in getting in touch with us at our London chiropractic clinic; our team would love to help.