Sitting for extended periods of time is sure to cause back pain. Sitting is an unnatural or slumped position puts strain on the spine. Unfortunately, many of us in the Louisville area have jobs that require that we sit at desks all day. To help counter the effects of sitting, try to stand up and stretch every so often. Incorporate regular exercise on your days off and after work to help keep healthy, stretch your muscles and reduce pain.
Back Pain From Personal Injury and Other Common Causes
The sort of personal injury that results from a car accident or other type or accident is another cause of pain in the back. Headaches and neck pain are also often the result of an accident. Regular visits with a chiropractor are a good solution. You can also reduce this sort of pain through regular stretching and strength-building exercise. Our chiropractic staff can help you construct a pain management program that works for you.
Other possible causes for pain in your back include a mattress that is either too firm or too soft, and shoes that do not fit properly. A mattress that is too soft or too firm can lead to painful pressure points while you sleep. Shoes that do not provide enough support can affect your posture, and lead to pain in your back and in other parts of your body. Heels, of course, are a cause of strain in the back. If you must wear them, choose low heels and wear them as seldom as possible. Our Louisville chiropractor can tell you whether your favorite shoes could be the cause of your pain.
What are some things that you have found help reduce pain in your back?