simple-strategies-to-avoid-sciatica_webIt’s been characterised as a burning, persistent pain that runs from your lower back through the buttock and down into the lower leg. It’s sciatica.

Though it can’t always be prevented, there are some simple strategies to avoid sciatica.

Aim to maintain proper posture and a healthy weight. It’s also a good idea to avoid sitting for long periods of time. If you have a desk job, be sure to get up and walk around frequently. Consider getting a standing desk.

If you need to move heavy objects let your legs, not your back, do the work. Be sure to bend your knees and ask someone to share the load with you.

Exercising regularly is not only good for your health but your back too. When your back is strong, you may avoid experiencing sciatica. Visiting us for additional suggestions and regular chiropractic checkups may also help prevent sciatica.