“Everything in moderation” the old saying goes… There are not many things in life that this phrase does not apply to – sweets, alcohol consumption, TV watching, the list goes on and on. At A Family and Sports Chiropractic, we hope that you will also apply this to your back.
Here are just a few ways to keep your activity levels in check:
- It is great to get some exercise in, but if you suffer from an injury or chronic pain, it is possible to take it too far. Moderation is best!
- Sitting is great for resting your back muscles, but too much sitting can lead to ergonomic issues and the risk of being sedentary. If your day is consumed by sitting, try to find ways to get up and move around.
- If you only suffer moderate back pain, some light lifting is generally alright as long as you follow ergonomic lifting principles (always check with your chiropractor or medical professional first). That said, over exertion can lead to further injury.
Moderation is the key to controlling your mild to moderate back pain symptoms. To discuss this in further detail with a chiropractor in Vancouver WA, click here.