It’s never too late or too early to start taking care of your spine! The following is a set of tips that will help you keep your spine healthy.
1. Improve your posture
Poor posture is a common problem in our society. Your posture can be improved by doing simple things such as standing up straight and not slouching. It is important to practice good ergonomics while sitting too. At Chiropractic Works in Cairns, the Chiropractors and Massage Therapists are trained to asses posture and identify the causes and effects of poor posture. They can then offer treatment, rehab advice and postural exercises to help improve posture and limit the chance of problems in the future.
2. Exercise regularly
It is important to get 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every day. This will improve your overall health as the health of your spine!
3. Support your back when you carry things
Picking up and moving heavy items without supporting our backs can lead to serious back injuries. Care should always be taken when lifting heavy objects and safe lifting techniques should be used.
4. Sleep in comfort
Chiropractors generally recommend sleeping on your back or your side, not on your stomach. You need a mattress and pillow that allow your spine to rest in a supported and comfortable way. Your pillow should allow proper alignment of your neck. Mattress Works in Cairns is upstairs from Chiropractic Works. They carry a wide range of mattresses endorsed by the Australian Chiropractors Association. The Chiropractors can recommend a mattress specific for your needs. Quality products combined with our advice can help you get the great nights sleep you need!
5. Healthy lifestyle
You can lead a healthy lifestyle by avoiding alcohol and cigarettes and maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise. This will help keep your weight down and give you the energy to keep moving. Being overweight or obese are risk factors for lower back pain.
6. Core strength
Strengthen your core muscles which include your lower back and abdominal muscles. By keeping these muscles strong, you will be giving your spine support, and take pressure off your lower back. Developing strong core muscles is also important for maintaining good posture and can help reduce back pain. The chiropractors at Chiropractic Works can provide advice on the best exercises for improving core strength and overall spinal health.
Good shoes provide a supportive base that helps the spine and body remain in alignment. The Chiropractors at Chiropractic Works can give you advice on shoes that will give you the best support. We can also recommend great podiatrists who further specialise in this area.
8. Pay attention to warning signs
Don’t ignore persistent back or neck pain. Although back pain can seem common, it can also indicate a more serious problem. If left untreated, back problems can worsen and can become quite serious.
If you are suffering from back pain or would like some advice on how to care for your back, contact Chiropractic Works in Cairns. Chiropractic Works have been servicing the people of Cairns for the last 20 years.
127 Sheridan st,
ph 07 4031 3388