A Backache From The Boob Tube
Read Time: 3 minutesPeople tend to slouch or slump down while watching TV. If not slumped on the sofa, lying in one position in bed is often the position of choice causing strain on the neck or shoulders. Relaxing with a favorite TV show shouldn’t have to feel like work, but no one wants to suffer through a backache the next day. Back pain is sure to happen without attention to spine health and keeping the spine properly aligned.
Avoiding backache while you binge
Enjoying a good TV session is possible without causing backache. The main thing viewers should do is maintain correct posture. People who are used to slouching may feel uncomfortable at first when trying to keep the back straight. But after a while, a person should be able to maintain good posturecomfortably. The shoulders, back and hips should be relaxed, and the head should not be tilted forward or to the side.
Viewers should also take regular breaks and move around. This will help to keep the circulation flowing and prevent stiffness. The ideal way to watch TV is to be active at the same time by doing chores such as ironing or folding laundry.
How chiropractic therapy can help backaches
For people who are already feeling the pain of binge-watching TV, such as backache, shoulder and neck pain or headaches, there is a simple solution. Visit a local chiropractor. Chiropractic realignment can significantly improve quality of life. A chiropractor will be able to offer advice on how to maintain good posture and healthy spine alignment. After an examination, the doctor will also be able to make small adjustments to the vertebrae that will alleviate any discomfort.
Getting back on track
Spinal manipulation involves gently pulling, pushing, and repositioning the head, shoulders, neck, arms, hips, and back to alleviate back pain. Chiropractic care was once considered an alternative therapy but is now much more accepted as a healthcare solution. Patients can also benefit from a spinal adjustment in other ways. Because chiropractors take a holistic approach to help, many are well versed in providing advice on daily lifestyle habits including nutrition and supplementation. Chiropractic pain management for a backache usually takes between six to twelve visits spread out over 2-4 weeks.