Your posture, be it good or bad, can greatly affect how your back feels. Perhaps mother was right when she used to remind you to sit up straight.
Often, it’s as simple as a few little changes in how we sit, walk, and stand that can ease our back and neck pain. You don’t have to suffer.
Here are a few ways that you can improve your posture for a healthy and pain-free back.
Sit And Stand Up Straight
The very act of sitting up straight brings your back into better alignment and helps to pull your tummy in and your shoulders straight. You’ll find yourself standing straighter and sitting more upright.
In short, don’t slouch. Instead, try to sit and stand straighter. This may take some practice and you may have to remind yourself to do it until you get the hang of it. Old habits can die hard, and slouching can be a hard habit to break.
Many people wear clothing that doesn’t fit properly. A good example for women is bras. An improperly fitted bra can cause a lot of discomfort to the area of the breasts and the way that the back carries them.
Strive to find the right fit. Not too tight, not too loose. Make sure that the cup size is adequate as well. As for other clothing items, avoid shirts that are too tight across the shoulders and back.
If after you’ve been dressed for about an hour and you’re still in pain, try something less constricting.
If your footwear is inadequate, you may also find that you have back pain. Your footwear (boots, shoes, sandals, etc.) should offer your feet some support. So opt for good arch support.
If you’re on your feet while you’re at work, opt for some cushioned insoles and if possible, get a cushioned mat to stand on while you’re working. Your feet support your entire body so it’s important to pay attention to the kind of footwear you’re wearing.
Make sure that it’s supportive and that the arch supports can offer your arches plenty of cushioned comfort.
Visit Your Chiropractor
The professional chiropractors at Daye Chiropractic are highly trained and experienced. They can teach you how to strengthen your back with some easy-to-do back exercises.
They can also help to alleviate pain from improper posture and normal wear and tear on your back. The chiropractors at Daye can help you to remember to walk taller and sit straighter so that you’re not having so much back pain.
Schedule a visit to your chiropractor and to learn to improve your posture, sit and stand straighter, and reduce your back pain. A healthy back will go far in helping you to live a healthier happier life.