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Take charge of your health and well being

March 12, 2021

By Leonie Schooling: Chiropractor Victoria Point Chiropractic

Here are some helpful tips chiropractors recommend.

Stretch Regularly

Stretching loosens up the muscles in your back that are often responsible for back pain. Regular stretching also helps to improve blood flow to the spine. If in doubt, ask your chiropractor for advice about which stretches will be best for you.

Pay Attention to Your Sleeping Position

It is recommended to sleep on your back, or on your side. What about sleeping on your tummy? Well, this is one of the worst positions. Sleeping with the neck in this position for many hours places a lot of strain on the vertebrae in your neck and can often be the cause of your neck and back pain. Along with a recommended sleeping position, a supportive mattress and pillow are essential for good sleep and spinal health.

Be Aware of How You Sit

Many of us spend much of the day sitting at a desk in front of a computer. Not only is this bad for our health in general but it particularly takes a toll on our spinal health. Here are some tips:

  • Stand, stretch, and move around often to assist your circulation and spinal health. If you need a prompt, set an alarm every 40-60 minutes.
  • Place your feet flat on the ground as crossing your legs creates tension in the pelvis and could lead to lower back pain.
  • All screens should be at eye level so that you are not spending hours looking down and thereby placing a lot of strain on your neck and shoulder muscles.

Good posture and awareness lead to better spinal health (and health in general). If you require ergonomic advice or find yourself suffering from persistent neck or back pain, seek help from a chiropractor immediately. The longer you leave it, the more difficult a problem can become to remedy.

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