Back Pain From Weightlifting? Correct it with Chiropractic
Even if you’re a seasoned weightlifter, a small tweak or pull is liable to cause chronic pain issues in the future. In fact, common exercises like dead lifts and squats can result in major injuries such as muscle and ligament strains. While you might think you just have to “walk it off,” the reality is that back pain from weightlifting requires professional treatment.
Don’t wait after a weightlifting injury. If you’re coming off a rough gym session and aren’t feeling any better after a day or two, it’s time to talk to the chiropractic team at Posture Works in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO. We’ll provide a full analysis to ensure no lasting damage has been done and can help you remedy any issues that might have sprung up. We’ve worked with all kinds of weightlifting injuries and know the best techniques for restoring health.
Chiropractic care to address injuries
The spinal column plays a critical role in weightlifting. It supports your muscles, gives you balance, and helps you leverage your strength, no matter what exercise you’re doing. Even a slight issue with form can cause vertebrae to slip out of place, muscles or ligaments to become strained, or other problems. As a result, you dramatically weaken your entire body.
Chiropractors are generally tasked with realigning the spine through adjustments. This applies doubly when dealing with weightlifting issues. Because most weightlifting issues are the result of excessive strain (due to the extra weight you’re lifting), the subluxations (misalignments) caused are often severe, even if they seem minor.
Working with a chiropractor to resolve weightlifting mishaps means two things: correcting any spinal damage done and helping you to strengthen your body to prevent these same injuries from occurring again. Your chiropractor may even suggest:
- Changing your form when lifting;
- Altering the number of reps and amount of weight;
- Exploring massage therapy to heal affected muscle groups;
- Moving from free weights to machine-based weights;
- Wearing a weightlifting belt.
Seeking long-term solutions
Exercising is important to maintaining positive health trends throughout your life and weightlifting is no exception. But, like anything not approached properly, weightlifting could have a negative impact. It’s therefore important to make sure you’re following a few simple guidelines to protect your spine and all its peripheral aspects from harm:
- Lift only within your weight class;
- Thoroughly evaluate your abilities before increasing weight;
- Always have a spotter to help you;
- Practice proper form and execution;
- Diversify your workout to prevent overexertion.
By lifting weights, you’ve taken a step toward maintaining a healthier life and a stronger body. Ultimately, exercise is one element of maintaining more robust spinal health. Now it’s time to seek the assistance of a chiropractor to keep you on the right track.
The experts at Posture Works in Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA want to work with you to help ensure your spine is ready to support your weightlifting hobby. That’s why we use the powerful, results-driven Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) program with all of our patients. It allows us to map out the best adjustment path in the event your spine needs to be fine-tuned. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.