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Back injuries and its associated pain, discomfort, and other symptoms are part of an undesirable situation which unfortunately many people commonly experience at one point in their lifetimes. Chiropractic care can help treat many injuries or conditions that could be causing your back pain but before seeking medical attention, even before your injury, preventing damage to your body is the best option for living without back complications and all its undesirable symptoms.

First of all, for individuals who enjoy running and/or other running sports, preventing back injuries doesn’t require them to stop running. As with many other types of physical activity, running is a great way of maintaining physical fitness. The constant and repetitive motion of the feet commonly causes the cartilage of the joints and other structures to wear out, leading to irritation, and other problems. To prevent injury from running, simply remember to take plenty of rest in between runs as well as properly stretching and warming up the body before starting a long run.

Cross training is another preventive measure that can be used for a majority of physical activities or sports. Cross training refers to the participation in two or more sports of different types of fitness workouts, such as cycling or swimming, to supplement another physical activity or sport, such as running.  A proper fitness training requires cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises to evenly condition the body as well as balance the workout load as to not damage or injure yourself.

And last, including several low or no impact activities into your cardio and strength training, such as yoga or pilates, can help keep you strong and injury free.

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Physical activity, exercise, and sport participation are all common activities many individuals engage in to maintain or improve their fitness. Despite their many benefits, constant and repetitive workouts can eventually cause damage or injury to the body if the necessary measures of prevention are not taken. From stretching and warming up, to rest and cross training, avoiding injury is the key to supporting a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.

 

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