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Back Pain From Running? Chiropractic Can Help!

By Donna Stark

You expected the sore muscles and burning sensation in your chest, but you never imagined the low back pain you experienced after adding a daily jog into your fitness routine, did you? Well, you may feel like that pain justifies your desire to quit but don't throw in the towel yet! Back pain is more common than you think for new runners but it may be hard to understand why. After all, haven't you been told over and over again that exercise can actually help relieve pain? So why would it hurt your back?

Running Can Cause Back Pain

Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want to help keep you moving, so if your daily jogs are starting to hurt, you may want to come in to see them for an adjustment. Here's how chiropractic care can help.

  • Lower back pain - Feeling pain or discomfort in your lower back? You may need to strengthen your core muscles! Your core will not be able to do the job it was intended to if its muscles are weak or if they tire easily. And if your core can't do the job, your back will need to pick up the slack, which can lead to aches, pain, and soreness. It can also lead to injuries, so start working on building stronger muscles and see your local chiropractors today. Routine chiropractic care can help alleviate pain, increase stability, and improve the strength and function of your muscles. Your body will be healthier and stronger with regular adjustments in no time!
  • Upper back pain - If you are feeling pain in your upper back, shoulders, or neck, it could be that you are running with poor form. The next time you are out for your jog, make sure that your head is not leaning too far forward and that your shoulders are relaxed. Forward head posture and tense shoulders can place excess strain and tension on all the areas of your upper back, but chiropractic care can help bring relief. By placing your body in proper alignment, restoring natural function to your joints, and relaxing your muscles, you can begin to look forward to pain-free runs.

Run to The Joint Chiropractic!

Don't give up on your new, healthy habit! In fact, just keep on running and head to your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic for reduced pain and improved overall wellness. With more than 500 locations nationwide, hassle-free visits, and convenient hours, keeping yourself fit and healthy has never been any easier!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mesa, Ariz.

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