Stop Back and Neck Pain from Happening

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1. Pay Attention To The Warning Signs
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that there’s something wrong. Don’t ignore it or numb it with pain killers and stop whatever you’re doing that’s causing pain.

2. Stay Active

Sedentary life is the reason why we experience difficulty in moving and soreness in the joints. Get active. Do some physical activity that you enjoy and suitable for your condition like biking or swimming.

3. Maintain Proper Posture
A lot of people underestimate good posture. What they don’t realize is that all the slumping and slouching can put a strain on the entire back, which leads to neck and back pain.

4. Warm Up Before Workout And Cool Down After
Even if you work out every day, it’s still important that you warm up and cool down. This is to prepare your body for the exercise and prevent injury. 

5. Know How To Do Proper Lifting
Whether the object is light or heavy, you could still hurt yourself from lifting it if you do it wrong. When lifting, you should bend your hips and knees to squat down to your load, keep it close to your body, and straighten your legs to lift it. Don’t turn or twist while lifting.

6. Position The Computer Screen At Eye Level
If you’re working in front of a computer all day, remember to adjust your screen at eye level. Use books or other items to adjust the screen height. Letting your head drift forward all the time will surely strain you neck.

7. Stay Hydrated
The 8 glasses of water every day is not a myth. It allows your organs to function properly and keep the disc between the vertebrae of your spine pliable and healthy. 

8. Sleep On Your Back
This is the best position when sleeping, as it doesn’t twist your head and neck unnaturally to either side. Plus it allows the spine to rest comfortably.

9. Use Medication Wisely
Though it relieves you from pain momentarily, pills aren’t really the solution to your neck and back pain. Plus long term use of medication may pose side effects, so you shouldn’t rely on it too much. 

10. Consult A Chiropractor
If your chronic pain has gone from tolerable to disabling, it’s time to seek a chiropractor. They provide pain relief, as well as comprehensive assessment to patients so they could recommend the most suitable treatment depending on the unique condition of the patient. 

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