Prevent Back Pain Without Leaving The House
Did you know that four out of five Australians will experience back pain at some point in their lives? Back pain is one of the most common reasons that people see a Chiropractor.
To prevent back pain, it’s important to take care of your spine. Here are three ways that you can do this from the comforts of your home:
1.) Bad Posture = Bad Back.
Do you spend a large amount of time sitting in front of the TV? If so, then take note of how you sit.
If you are slouching, then this can mean problems down the line for your back. Did you know that tilting your head forward by as little as 15 degrees (e.g. to look at a mobile phone) places an additional 12 kgs of pressure on your neck?
When watching TV or playing Video Games, it is important to sit up straight and avoid slouching. Take breaks and try to avoid marathon gaming sessions and binge-watching TV shows. Trust us, your back will thank you!
2.) Get a Good Nights Sleep
The way we sleep directly impacts our spinal health. People who sleep on their stomachs are far more likely to experience back and neck pain than those who sleep on their backs or sides.
Whatever way you sleep, investing in the right sleeping materials is important. Consider investing in a firm bed that supports the back, and is optimised for your sleeping style and invest in quality pillows that support your spine.
3.) Get a crash course in Yoga
Excessive screen time isn’t good for your health, except when you are doing an online yoga course.
There are thousands of amazing yoga instructors online (Yoga with Adrienne is one of our favourites), with classes tailored to all skill levels, and in many different styles.
Yoga is great for flexibility and can target problem areas like the back, neck and shoulders. Be sure to be mindful of your body and environment while performing Yoga.
If you are experiencing back pain then it might be time to come in and see a Chiropractor.