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5 Habits to Help Reduce Daily Back Pain

Back pain can be annoying, exhausting, and debilitating. Depending on the cause of your pain, it can be difficult to find ways to reduce it. Along with treatment, you can develop everyday habits that make your life easier and avoid pain as much as possible. 

At Integrated Medical Solutions of Knoxville, we have a team of medical professionals experienced in identifying and treating chronic back pain. Once we've pinned down the source of your pain, we can create a treatment plan that works with your needs. Along with treatment, we can recommend habits and lifestyle changes to boost your quality of life. 

What is causing my back pain? 

Determining what's causing your back pain is the first step in treating it. Once we know what's causing it, we can begin providing treatment and helping you build habits to minimize the amount of pain you experience throughout the day. 

There are many causes of back pain, including: 

Some people are more prone to back pain than others. Those who work manual labor jobs put more stress on their spines, especially if they lift heavy objects. Age can also be a factor in back pain. As you grow older, the discs in your spine begin to degrade, which can cause chronic pain. 

 

Regardless of what's causing your back pain, we can help you get back on your feet.

How can I reduce back pain? 

There are a number of ways to avoid and reduce back pain. They might be as simple as taking breaks from your desk job or buying a new mattress. Ultimately, It's up to you what measures you take, but we can give recommendations on which habits might benefit you most. 

 

Here are five ways you can reduce daily back pain: 

Change your sleeping situation 

You can buy a new mattress, sleep with a pillow between your knees, or buy a special back pillow. Sleeping correctly can realign your spine and lower pain levels the next day. 

Stretch and move around often 

If you work a sedentary job, get up every hour or so. Stretch your muscles, take a walk, and correct your posture when you sit back down. 

Wear different shoes 

If you wear heels or shoes with no support, consider switching your daily footwear. Improper shoes put a strain on your back.

Drop cigarettes and junk food 

Diet and lifestyle play a large part in your health. Quitting cigarettes and maintaining a healthy weight by eating properly can prevent chronic pain and improve your condition. 

Do core exercises correctly 

Strong core muscles add support to your spine, reducing pain. But if you want to work out, do situps and other exercises correctly, or you might end up hurting yourself. 

Take the first step

If you're not sure what's causing your back pain or how to alleviate it, seeing a chiropractor regularly is one of the most important habits you can make. To get in touch with us at Integrated Medical Solutions in Knoxville, Tennessee, call us or request an appointment using our online tool.

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