If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffers from back pain, then you know that it can happen at any given time.  Back pain has become the second leading cause for doctor’s visits, out numbering upper-respiratory infections. Many people seek out the help of a chiropractor to find relief from their back pain.  Finding relief from your back pain starts with knowing what cause is your discomfort. The Gulf Coast Pain Institute in Pensacola, Florida wants to help you find relief from your back and prevent it from reoccurring with these five tips.

Our backs are made up of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles making it susceptible to various types of injuries.  You can strain muscles, rupture disks, sprain ligaments and even irritate joints which can cause back pain.  These injuries can happen while performing a simple every day task, such as bending over to tie your shoe.  Although many cases of back pain are caused by sports injuries or car accidents; it can be a direct result from disease of the internal organs, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, or blood clots.

If your back pain is not related to a sports injury, car accident, or disease than these five tips can help you prevent or relieve your back pain.

  • Wear comfortable footwear.
  • Maintain proper posture.
  • Warm up or stretch before exercising or participating in physical activity.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and weight.
  • Sleep on a mattress that has medium firmness to minimize any curve of your spine.

Working with a chiropractor can help you find more permanent relief options from your back pain.

To learn more about at home relief options or to have a more permanent plan developed to help you gain relief from your back pain, contact the specialists of the Gulf Coast Pain Institute. Schedule an appointment, by calling 850-484-4080 today.