So, I am at the gym today and the guy working out next to me starts an unsolicited conversation with me about his neck pain (he had NO idea I was a chiropractor). I asked him how it started and he tells me that while he was doing a particular exercise for his upper back area, an attractive girl walked past and he followed her with his head while continuing to lift the weights. That's when I told him what I do and I explained to him that what he did was the direct cause of his current problem. When he turned his head while loading his body with the weights, he caused an imbalance of the muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons and they simply failed, causing him the pain he is having. I then gave him some advice on home care (ice, rest, proper sleeping position, etc.). He thanked me and stopped his workout to go and rest.
So, what is it that you are doing to cause some of your spine-related problems?
- Are you sleeping on your belly?
- Are you exercising regularly?
- Do you spend a lot of time sitting at work?
- Do you drive with your wallet in your back pocket?
- Do you have poor posture?
There are so many things that contribute to problems with your spine that you can correct on your own.
The question is....will you?