Diagnosing lower back pain takes time and focus as Chiropractors review whether or not the pain is associated with spinal stenosis, strained muscles, or a herniated disc.
Fortunately, the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta are experienced at providing support that not only identifies the origins of your back pain, but also allows for peace of mind when it comes to:
- Navigating through insurance forms
- Maintaining a consistent recovery routine
- Avoiding everyday triggers that increase pain
Atlanta Chiropractic Treatment for Lower Back Pain
If you suffer from lower back pain, consider following through with the following five recommendations that focus on keeping your back as healthy as possible.
1. Focus On Your Core When Exercising
Your core muscles support your entire upper body and have a significant influence on the stability of your spine.
Your lower back and abdominal muscles require a particular level of strength to support your spine and take pressure off of your lower back muscles.
Because these particular muscles are not used when following through with everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs, they need to be nurtured through focused exercise.
Consider adding crunches and sit-ups to your exercise routine and try to perform at least three sets of 20 every other day.
2. Support Your Spine When Sleeping
To allow your spine to recover after a long day altogether, make sure to utilize a mattress and pillows that allow your spine to rest in a comfortable, supported manner.
Try to select a mattress that is soft but firm so that you are not always sinking into the bed each night, leaving your back muscles and spine vulnerable to added pressure.
3. Wear Shoes That Provide Comfort and Support
Whether you walk for exercise or are on your feet constantly because of the demands of your job, wearing the right pair of shoes is critical for a healthy spine and for preventing back pain.
A great pair of shoes provides a solid base of support that allows your spine and body to remain in constant alignment.
If you have flat feet, make sure to speak with one of our Chiropractors about possible adding orthotics or inserts into your shoes for further balance and support.
4. Consider Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Deep tissue massage therapy provides a variety of health benefits that are complemented by its ability to remove deep rooted stress from your back, neck, and shoulder muscles.
Massages can stimulate your body’s endorphins, which transfer particular nutrients to the affected area to catalyze the healing process.
5. Remain Conscious of Using Ergonomic Equipment
The discs that are located in your lower spine experience three times the pressure when sitting than standing.
That’s why it is common to experience pain after sitting for several hours at a time.
To prevent yourself from leaning forward or slouching when sitting down, consider purchasing an ergonomic chair and desk to support the muscles that run throughout your back.
If your job sees you sitting for long periods of time, try to get up and walk around for 10 minutes every hour.
Call AICA Atlanta For A Consultation
If you suffer from lower back pain and have tried traditional medication, give our Chiropractors a call right away.
We offer same-day appointments and immediate pain relief, regardless of whether you have suffered a recent injury or are addressing the muscular damage that took place years ago.
You can schedule an appointment by filling out our online submission form or by calling our office at (404) 889-8828.