Why does my back hurt? And what can I do about it?
Factors that contribute to back pain include:
- Poor diet
- Posture and excessive sitting
- Mental Stress
- Acute Injury
- Repetitive trauma
Obviously, limiting your spine to the exposure of any of these malefactors is an important way to keep your spine in a state of health. But there is one thing you can focus on more than any other if you are interested in keeping your back pain-free late into life.
The single greatest thing you can do for your back? Focus on core strength
Why? Because these are the muscles that support your spine. The bulk of your body weight falls upon the vertebrae of the lower back. Any extra support you can give them is going to be an immense advantage. Some of the best exercises for core strength are included in Yoga and Pilates, making both of these areas of exercise a great place to begin. Cardiovascular health comes in at a close second in the running of best things you can do for your back, as strong cardiovascular health maintains blood circulation to the tissues in the back.
Let us help you maintain the integrity and longevity of your spine
Chiropractic care is to your body what a regular tune up is to your car. The more attention your spine receives, the longer its working parts stay working. At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we firmly believe that the key to a long, independent life is maintaining the integrity of your spine. We would like to help you do that by offering you all services we have at our disposal. If you are interested in limiting back pain and feeling your best, give our office in Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today.