We are nearing the transition from spring to summer here along the Front Range, which means many of you will become more and more active in the weeks to come. As such, it’s important to maintain your health and wellness to ensure you can participate in all those fun outdoor activities we Coloradans enjoy so much this time of year.
In today’s post, your trusted Littleton chiropractor will share a few tips and tricks to keep your neck and back healthy, happy, and injury-free throughout all your warm-weather adventures. If you would like to schedule an appointment for chiropractic care, contact Arne Wellness Center today! In the meantime, here are some health and wellness hints for you to consider.
Spring Into Summer With A Healthy, Happy Spine
Here are a few simple ways you can achieve comfort and pain relief while supporting healthy spinal posture, improved flexibility, and great range of motion.
Focus On Your core
Even though it may seem that we’re constantly strengthening our core muscles just by sitting up straight, the core muscles need more conditioning than that for good posture and healthy spinal function. When the core muscles are weak, we tend to slouch when we sit or stand, which places additional pressure on lumbar spine. As a result, many people experience persistent lower back pain, sciatica, and numbness, tingling, and reduced function in the hips and legs.
By strengthening the muscles and soft tissues in the abs and in your back, you can stand taller with a healthy posture while reducing pressure from the lower back. Yoga and pilates can help you strengthen your core to improve posture and balance for better stabilization of the spine.
Put Some Spring Into Your Step
In our recent blog, Walk Your Way To A Healthy Spine This Spring, we shared many of the benefits of walking for exercise. Walking is one of the best ways to enjoy the benefits of high-impact aerobics, but at a slower, stress-free pace that is ideal for people in pain. What better time to walk your way to health than this warm and beautiful time of year?
Enjoy Regular Massages
Massages can help release tightness, tension, and stiffness that can cause other symptoms to develop and leave you susceptible to injury. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a soothing massage to relieve built-up stress, tension, and anxiety at a physical, mental, and emotional level?
Spring Clean Your Workspace
Spring is a great time to tidy up your workspace, making sure everything you need for your job is placed ergonomically to prevent pain and injuries from developing. Check your chair height, the position of your computer screen, and make any adjustments to your keyboard, mouse, and other objects to protect your neck, back, shoulders, arms, and wrists from straining.
Schedule Wellness Care In Littleton
Along with these self-care tips for maintaining optimal neck and back health, your Littleton chiropractor provides wellness care and injury treatments to help you manage your aches and pains naturally. If you have nagging stiffness in your neck, or you’re experiencing pain and limited mobility from an auto injury, contact Arne Wellness Center and arrange an appointment for chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, or any of our natural pain relief treatments. Find lasting relief today so you can feel better and move better.