The Effect of Tight Clothes on your Back

Are you in the habit of of wearing tight clothing? Maybe you wear skinny jeans, corsets, or tight dresses. Such clothing might be flattering to your figure, but it may also be the source of your back pain. Our Edmonds chiropractor recommends switching over to more practical garments to give your back a break.

The problem with tight clothing is that it restricts your motion, and can sometimes put unnecessary pressure on your spine. First it forces your muscles to tense up in ways that they aren’t used to, and then it restricts the flow of blood and fluids that would otherwise be helping your back nourish and repair itself. Your back is therefore more prone to knots, strains, and other damage.