However, according to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work in the nation, and it is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, with the only cause outnumbering it being upper-respiratory infections.
Furthermore, Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain (although it’s estimated to be a much higher figure, but it is tough to measure), and experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives.
It’s easy to tell from those statistics that back pain and issues relating to posture present quite a problem to the population as a whole. Luckily, Houston has several places that can help to combat those problems. Read on to learn about our favorite local spots to relieve and prevent back pain and improve posture.
Ways to Improve your Posture in Houston
Plan a spa day
Getting a massage is sure to relieve back pain and will allow you to feel relaxed, refreshed, and invigorated. We love The Pampered Escape spa in town as a spot with great service and for treatments that yield amazing results. Plus, being pampered is a great way to feel good and enjoy some time to yourself, too!
Visit Relax the Back
This is a storefront in the popular Galeria mall that can really help you find relief where you need it. This store specializes in back care and products that help minimize your pain when you are experiencing issues.
There, you can speak to individuals that are knowledgeable and experienced in helping those suffering from ailments that involve posture and back muscles. A simple visit to this spot can be the start of a healthier and happy lifestyle!
Take a yoga class
Yoga is proven to improve posture and can even help to alleviate back pain. Specific yoga poses are especially helpful in improving your posture in the long term, which can have wonderful effects on your health as a whole.
In fact, those with better posture are proven to live longer, feel better in their day to day life, burn more calories throughout the day, and have less chronic pain.
Texas Rock Gym offers a range of yoga classes that include poses that are sure to better your posture without even trying – allowing you to reap those benefits and be healthier, too.
While it can be tricky to relieve back pain and to improve your posture over time – it can be so easy to hunch over without even knowing it! – these Houston spots make it that much easier. And, luckily, they also make it more fun to be healthier. Check them out this season and start to feel better in your own skin and happier because of it!