Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. believes as much in preventive medicine as we do in our chiropractic treatments and services. That's why we like to educate our patients about things they can do, measures they can take, and lifestyle choices our patients and readershiop can make which will help enhance their daily lives. With understanding comes prevention, and a part of a chiropractor's job is to give their patients knowledge and information that might be the difference between living a healthy, active life and being in a state of debilitation, or at the very least not functioning any where near 100%.
Sleep Well and Invest in a Decent Mattress
When you purchase your mattress, make sure it gives you the best amount of support that drives a healthy night of sleep. This is always going to be different from person to person. The idea is that your spine is under pressure all day, and you want your sleep to be revitalizing to your spine. Tossing, turning, and waking up in pain is not the ideal situation, as you might guess.
Activate Your Core
You've heard workout enthusisats tell anyone willing to listen to "engage your core." Sadly, they're not wrong, in this case. If you're wondering what exactly is considered to be your muscles, just think about engaging your lower back and abdominal muscles. Make sure that you also lift with your legs as often as you can, to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on your spine and lower back.
Wear Shoes that Support Your Spine
This goes especially for your workout shoes and for your work shoes. Think about it, you spend over 40 hours a week (more than likely) in your work shoes. You want to make sure you buy shoes that support your feet and your spine. You might also want to consider utilizing shoe orthotics or inserts for additonal balance and support.
Beyond that, it's important to establish a relationship with your local spine specialists at Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. We believe in healing our patients from the inside out, and that starts with your back and spine. We're here to keep you healthy and active. Call 303-229-5374 to schedule your initial consultation today.