Lower Back pain is a common problem affecting many of people yearly. In Solomons, MD, and the surrounding areas in Calvert and St. Mary’s County, you can rely on our professional chiropractor at Baca Chiropractic Services for chiropractic adjustments to relieve pain. However, there is a risk of still experiencing low back pain after a chiropractic adjustment, especially if you don't know how to take care of your back.
This article gives you a few tips on how to minimize the risk of recurring pain and the importance of getting back pain treatment.
Exercise to Strengthen Your Core Muscles
The chiropractic adjustment itself will not cause pain if your muscles are strong enough to support your spine. However, if you have weak core muscles, there is a risk that the pain can return as your core is not able to support as well as it should.
To avoid this, make sure to exercise regularly and strengthen your core muscles. You can start with low-impact cardiovascular exercises such as brisk walking to increase blood flow to your spine.
Use a Good Chair at Work
If you sit at a desk all day, it can be important to have a chair that supports your lower back. A good chair will allow you to sit with good posture and avoid putting strain on your back.
If you don’t have a good chair, you can do a few things to improve your posture. First, ensure that your feet are flat on the floor and your knees are at a 90-degree angle. Second, keep your shoulders relaxed and down, away from your ears. Finally, try to sit up straight without arching your back.
One of the most common causes of back pain is lifting something heavy without the proper technique. When you lift, always bend at your knees, not your waist.
Keep the object close to your body and avoid twisting your spine as you lift. If you can’t lift the object on your own, ask for help.
Rest Your Back after Bending
Bending over during activities such as weeding puts a lot of strain on your back. Bending may alter your ligaments and discs and reduce your spine’s stability.
Your joints may also be stiffer, increasing your susceptibility to injury, especially if you engage in an activity that stresses your back. So, rest your back by standing upright to give your spinal tissues time to reshape and recover before undertaking strenuous activity.
Help Your Back Pain with Chiropractic Care
Even after visiting a chiropractor for back pain treatment, taking the above steps can help minimize the risk of recurring pain. If the pain persists, don’t hesitate to call us at (301) 247-4723 for Baca Chiropractic Services for chiropractic care in Southern Maryland. Call us to get started on your road to recovery from lower back pain.