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How You Can Help Improve Your Back Health

If you have been plagued with back pain, you know how frustrating it can be. While chiropractic care is a great way to remedy a lot of back issues, it is best to supplement it with your own back health regiment. Think of it like working out and dieting. If you only workout but maintain an unhealthy diet, you won’t see the results you want. The same is true when it comes to your back’s health. The more you do to keep your back healthy, the better your chiropractic results will be. Here are a few tips on how to improve your back health.

1. Posture
This may take some getting used to, but pay attention to way you sit, walk, and stand. If you maintain poor posture, you may be fatiguing your muscles and putting unnecessary strain on your back.

2. Drink water
This is just a good health tip in general, but especially so when it comes to your back health. Your spinal discs are composed of 80% water. In order to keep these healthy, you need to drink plenty of water.

3. Take your vitamins
Taking vitamin D and calcium supplements will strengthen your bones and increase your back’s stability.

4. Exercise
Like every other muscle group in your body, your core needs to be exercised regularly. Spending your whole day at a desk may affect your back, and getting up to move around or stretch can break up these long periods of inactivity. Be careful not to overdo it though, pulling your back or slipping a disc can set back your progress months. Just be realistic about your exercise goals and your back will thank you for it.

Cracking the mystery of back health is not as hard as it seems. Like most parts of the body, your back just needs some regular attention and exercise, and drinking more water and taking vitamins will help in your overall health. If you have any questions regarding your back health, or would like to set up an appointment, give us a call.

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Fletcher Chiropractic
Phone: 402-261-5766
Fax: 402-261-5943

Lincoln Location
4300 S 48th St Suite 7
Lincoln, NE 68516

Valparaiso Location
208 W 2nd St
Valparaiso, NE 68065

Office Hours

After Hours til 7 and Saturday Appts. Available
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Monday - Wednesday8AM – 5:30PM
Thursday8AM – 12PM
Friday8AM – 4:30PM
Saturday/SundayBy Appt/Closed
.............Valaparaiso........
Tuesday1PM – 6PM
Thursday2PM – 6PM

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