Winning the Game With Chiropractic Care
By Donna Stark
Do you find yourself asking that big question, over and over again? “Why?” “Why now, why me, why did this happen, why am I experiencing so much back pain when I didn’t even hurt myself?”
“Why, why, why?”
Well, nearly every person who has not experienced a trauma or been diagnosed with a disease, and is confronted with back pain, has asked that question. Finding an answer to that question though can be a challenge because usually, the source of a patient’s low back pain is the cumulative result that comes from years of bad habits. And since most of these bad habits are stacked on top of one another, it is hard to pinpoint if there is one main player, or if these habits need each other to work as a team.
Team Pain is Their Name
The typical strategy for any battle is to know who your rival is, inside and out. So if you find yourself facing Team Pain, it’s important to know who the players are and how you plan to attack. Your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can help with the strategy, but first, the players need to be identified. Let’s take a look at a few.
- No. 24, Ima Gonnasit - So many people are shocked to hear that those who sit for lengthy amounts of time during their days are more likely to be in worse health than those who do not, that sitting increases the pressure in the lower back compared to standing or laying down, and that a person’s fitness level doesn’t counteract the damage created by unhealthy, prolonged sitting. In other words, you need to move and you need to avoid sitting like the plague.
- No. 30, Gayns Theweight - Being overweight shifts your center of gravity forward which puts additional strain on your back muscles and can cause unnecessary back pain. So try to stay within a healthy range of your ideal weight. Getting plenty of exercise and consuming a healthy diet can help maintain this.
- No. 33, Bags Arheavy - Do you know how much weight you are carrying in your purse, briefcase, or backpack? Well, if you are experiencing pain, and toting around everything but the kitchen sink, you may want to weigh the contents that you are carrying. If it is more than 10 percent of your body weight, it could be a huge contributor to your pain.
Who is Your Coach?
Sure, every team has its star player, and maybe Team Pain threw theirs on you, but a star can’t be a star without its supporting teammates, and Team Pain is certainly filled with those as well. But as we all know, a team can definitely be beaten with the right kind of strategy and your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic is the perfect coach for you! With more than 400 locations nationwide, no referral or appointment needed, and convenient weekend hours, it couldn’t be any easier to develop the game plan that will bring Team Pain to its knees.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mesa, Ariz.