The holidays are coming soon. There will be presents to unwrap… or big holiday meals to devour. But there is one thing left to consider: your back pain.
This is more common than you may think. And the culprit may have been one of a number of things. For example, all those special holiday meals (and desserts) you enjoy. Clearly, the holidays are a special time not just for sharing with loved ones – but packing on a few extra pounds. And adding just a little extra weight can be enough to flare-up old back pain or be the straw that breaks the camel’s back to create ‘brand new’ back pain.
One of the best solutions is to exercise because exercise not only helps reduce the extra pounds, it also relieves stress to the spine and overall. Add in all the stress the holidays inevitably bring to many of us, and many cases of back pain either begin or get worse. What can you do when this happens?
But there’s a major problem to consider when thinking about exercising. It may not smart to start an exercise program if you already have lumbar spine pain. Many times, back pain is caused by bad spinal joints in the lower back which could be aggravated by exercise and other stress applied to the spine.
Back pain caused by not working joints can be helped by conservative Chiropractic treatment. One study found that spinal manipulation to be a recommendable method of symptom control for back pain. Chiropractic care can gently help your lower back function properly so the pain can possibly go away naturally and when you’re pain free, exercising and shedding the pounds is much easier than before!
For more information about back pain, back pain sufferers can contact New Century Spine Centers in San Diego. The chiropractors and spinal decompression doctors at New Century are some of the top chiropractors in the world. Suffering from back pain is an option. You can live pain free if you get the proper treatment.