Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Lititz Chiropractor Explains How to Avoid Back Injuries

Lititz Chiropractor Explains How to Avoid Back Injuries

Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain

When it comes to avoiding back injuries, your fate is largely in your own hands. It’s true that an unexpected fall or auto accident may cause an injury that’s beyond your control, but a large percentage of back injuries are caused by your own actions, which means you can take measures to prevent them or stop them from getting worse. Here are a few valuable back injury tips from a Lititz chiropractor.

Pay Attention to Your Lifting Technique

How you lift boxes, laundry baskets, children’s toys, a pair of shoes or just about anything else, has a bearing on the health of your back. When you lift correctly, your spine is in the proper alignment and there is no added stress placed on your back. This means you should bend your knees and keep your back as straight as possible when you pick anything up off the floor.

If you have a lot of lifting to do, try to place items on a table or chair, so there isn’t as much bending required picking it up. Your back is not designed to work like a crane, so anytime you use it that way you are putting stress on your back that doesn’t need to be there. Take a balanced stance, lift with your legs and move your feet if you need to change direction while holding the object.

Sensible Body Management

Performing activities with your back health in mind is a great strategy to help you avoid back injuries. That means stretching before any type of physical activity, taking it slow if you have a lot of repetitive lifting to do and taking breaks to rest and stretch during the activity.

Getting yourself into good physical condition also protects your back and helps to avoid injuries. This includes losing weight in your midsection, and strengthening core muscles, to make lifting and general movement less stressful on your back. Most Lititz chiropractors will also tell you that sleeping on a firm mattress is another way you can nurture your back and prevent injuries.

Don’t Let Injuries Linger

If you end up with a back injury despite your efforts to avoid it, you should seek treatment with a Lititz chiropractor as soon as you can. Spinal misalignment, bulging discs, herniated discs and other injuries often only get worse if you let them linger. Prompt treatment will restore blood flow to the area, relieve any compressed nerves and get you back to normal in the shortest time possible.

At Maclary Family Chiropractic our team is here to help answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact us today.

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Lititz, PA 17543

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"I am amazed at the physical movement I have experienced in just a few months of chiropractic care! I am looking forward to future chiropractic care to maintain or even improve my physical condition and overall health. At every visit I am greeted by the entire staff. Each member of the staff is cheerful and highly professional. Dr. Maclary listens and responds to my concerns."
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"Chiropractic is much better than taking a lot of pills which make you feel sicker. I believe I’ll be able to do things I want to do for a longer period of time. The people who work at Maclary Family Chiropractic are very friendly. I don’t have to wait for a long time. The doctor is very gentle and has a great attitude and personality."
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Maclary Family Chiropractic
402 South Broad Street
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 625-2223

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed