Waking up with pain every day.
If you find yourself waking up every morning with pain in your lower back you know that its no way to start the day. At first you got a little soreness, then felt it reoccur a few days out of the week. You tell yourself that its just the long work hours or the lengthy commute, or all the time spent hunched over your cell phone to pass time on the subway.
Everyone knows at least one person that’s always complaining about their back. the truth is that back pain is not a natural or normal part of life, and the aging process. Its true that as you get older or become less active and fit, you’re more likely to injure your back, but chronic back pain is not only preventable, its curable.
Chronic back pain is serious, its a very common and debilitating syndrome.
Lower back pain is comparable to an epidemic in that it has lowered the quality of life for countless people, significantly. Lower back pain is an epidemic condition responsible for destroying countless lives.
Advice and treatment options from NYC back pain specialists.
Living Well Medical is New York City’s leading, cutting edge pain treatment center. Located in the heart of Manhattan, with an emphasis on non surgical non invasive treatments that are combined and individualized to each patient.
Watch your Posture
It is very important to sit up straight, and keep your head up. A common cause of neck pain, which can further distort your posture and put other parts of your spine at risk is Forward Head Posture (read about Forward Head Posture at: Disc Decompression Therapy)
Stand up/ Stretch.
Sitting around all day on a chair can lead to dysfunction in the body’s movement and postural systems. For instance prolonged periods of sitting, over time can lead to tight hip flexors and, slouching can load the spine incorrectly and lead to problems with the inter vertebral discs.
Having a regular exercise routine is not just good for your heart, regular exercise can help strengthen your postural muscles. Deep core stabilizers and spinal erectors are responsible for holding you’re skeletal tissue together and providing long term support.
The body is great at finding the path of least resistance and adapting to it, so if you slouch, you just make it easier for your body to adapt to that position and load your spine incorrectly. Building up your muscles to support your skeletal structure allows you to not only move, but sit properly.
Know when to see a specialist.
If you’re suffering from pain and living on pain killers, just to get through the work day, it’s a good idea to see a pain specialist. Chiropractic care, physical therapy and behavior modification as well as massage therapy can be combined with other medical techniques to speed up the body’s natural healing process and allow herniated or bulging discs to retract back in to the vertebrae and relieve pain without invasive surgery.
Fortunately you don’t have to run around a to a dozen different treatment clinics to get an integrated pain treatment plan. Living Well Medical offers an array of advanced techniques, combined in to a personalized plan for every individual patient.