October is National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM), with this year’s theme being “Back to Basics” focusing on back injury prevention.

One of the most common reasons patients visit doctors is for back pain. Eight out of every ten Americans will experience back problems at some point in their lives. More than half Americans who report back pain spend most of their workday sitting down.

The best strategy is prevention. A healthy spine will go a long way in overall health and injury prevention. Disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system greatly effect general health and function.

We’ve listed 4 tips below to help keep your back healthy:

  1.  Good back support while sleeping
  2.  Choose shoes that support your spine
  3.  Exercise to strengthen your core abs and back muscles
  4.  Choose the right office chair and sit to support the natural curves of your back.

If you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, pain in your joints or headaches, our chiropractic services treat these conditions with a drug-free approach to health care. Call 763-657-1285 today to schedule a consultation.