|Summertime Tips for Back Pain Prevention
Summer is finally here. And however you spend this season, whether tending to household projects or hitting home runs at neighbourhood softball games, we have some winning strategies to keep back pain from spoiling warm weather fun.
Optimal posture is perhaps the most important factor for avoiding back injuries. Studies show that correct posture has a direct effect on preventing many types of back pain.
Especially important for developing a strong back is “core” stability. The core area includes muscle groups, such as the abdominals and the back supporting paraspinals, that hold the spine erect. Core muscles work together to perform double duty, offering both strength and injury prevention.
Establishing new posture patterns is essential, but nothing takes the place of regular chiropractic checkups. Consistent chiropractic visits help patients stay healthy and pain-free all summer, and all year long.
By all means, get out and enjoy summer, whether it’s playing sports and swimming at the beach, or cutting grass and pulling weeks. Taking just a few simple precautions can help keep back pain at bay all summer long.
Dr. Barbara Smith