In our last blog, we talked about some of the jobs that are hard on your back. When you work as a mover or in construction or even a desk job, you know the struggle of back pain. You don’t want to move, let alone go to work. So what are some things that you can do to alleviate some of the back pain in between visits to your Marshalls Creek chiropractor.
Get a good chair
For those of you that are in a job where you sit for hours at a time, invest in a chair that has good ergonomics. You should have good lumbar and pelvic support. It is also a good idea to take multiple standing breaks throughout the day.
Use a back brace
Movers and construction workers have to lift heavy objects all day long. If you are doing this, make sure that you are wearing a back brace for support. Also, practice safe lifting and lift with your legs and not with your back.
Get a better mattress
Doing things outside of the workplace can be helpful too. Purchasing a new mattress is a good place to start. Getting a mattress with excellent lumbar support is the best thing. Yes, it is expensive but you will be happy you made the purchase in the long run. Also, getting pillows that have neck support can be very helpful.
A lot of us think that if we exercise, we won’t hurt our backs or necks but if you are doing high impact workouts, like running or jumping ropes, you can cause more damage. Try biking or yoga or even swimming to keep the strain off of your back.
Going to the chiropractor often can also help keep your back aligned and help prevent future backaches. Call Marshalls Creek Wellness Solutions for an appointment today.