Love your Back!

Learn to love yourself and your back as well

Whether we’re sitting slumped over our desks, strapping on backpacks that are too heavy or lifting items incorrectly, our backs can take a beating. Show your back a little love! Our body wasn’t designed for sitting, even though we do a lot of that these days-whether it’s at work or at home.

It protects and houses your spinal cord where all the nerves in your body originate. Not a single moment in your body can be done without affecting your back on some level. Having ergonomically designed, quality furniture that respects our bodies is important.

Get to know what activities or modalities make it feel better, and what makes it feel worse. Understand its limitations. Nourish and nuture your back, don’t take it for granted. When you are loving your back, your are really loving yourself because your back is one of your dearest possessions.

Though this is probably the umpteenth time you’ve heard this, it bears repeating: if you’re moving something heavy, always lift with your legs, not your back. By letting your legs do the heavy lifting, you’re less likely to strain your back or sustain an injury.

Getting regular chiropractic checkups is an ideal way to love your back. Like the preventive value of regularly brushing your teeth, getting adjusted on a routine basis can ensure that your spine is healthy and your back is happy!