Back pain can take the fun out of your favorite spring and summer activities. Poor lifestyle choices and repetitive behaviors can place undue stress on the back. The result is back pain!

If you’ve had back pain in the past, prevention is vital. This begins by eliminating habits that have a negative impact on the back:

  • Poor Posture
  • Spinal Misalignment
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Weak Core Muscles
  • Overweight
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Toxins and Dehydration
  • Smoking

To truly enjoy activities this season, please consider a structural, muscular and chemical “check-up” to identify and correct any weaknesses or imbalances. Once you have the ok… go out and enjoy the season! Recommendations to maintain structural, muscular and chemical balance include:

  • Structural balance can be achieved via chiropractic adjustments and maintaining proper posture while bending, lifting, pushing and pulling. Remember to lift with your legs and avoid twisting your spine. Always bend from your hips… not your knees. Please do not fall asleep on the couch! Proper posture is vital when sleeping and resting.
  • Muscular balance can be accomplished by stretching and exercising. Stretching maintains flexibility and strength. Strong core muscles increase stability in the back muscles and cardiovascular exercises (walking, swimming and cycling) help to improve flexibility.
  • Chemical balance is accomplished with good nutrition – fuel for the body, along with vitamins, minerals and amino acids that your body may be missing. Stay hydrated – water helps to flush away acidic waste products from muscles, which can cause muscle irritation and pain.

Whether you are a weekend warrior, avid athlete or just enjoy backyard gardening, please listen to your body. It is essential to know your limits and take frequent breaks when tending to outdoor chores. To prevent possible injuries, corrective and protective supports are available. If you are in pain… stop and call your doctor.

Call New Jersey’s own Alternative Integrated Medical Services today at 732-254-5553 and receive a FREE Initial Consultation. Our goal is to provide the most advanced and compassionate pain relief. Our Team of Experts and friendly staff at your local East Brunswick, NJ AIMS Clinic, will help you reduce or eliminate pain and improve function. As our patient, we will teach you how to regain your health with our revolutionary new treatment program.

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