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Trimming Those High Limbs May Stress a Back

By Tom Herrin

Most of us don't trim trees as a part of our daily routine.  It is one of those things we do occasionally as the need arises.  Many times, that need shows up about the time winter begins to wane and spring is in sight.  The need to trim older tree limbs that may be in bad shape also makes way for new growth.  When we decide to go out and do this, we are seldom very prepared.  It may require us to reach up over our heads while we work.  This can create some strain and difficulty.  The end result could be back pain.  If the need to trim higher limbs at your house tags you with back pain, a visit to a chiropractor may put you at ease.

The Back Carries a Load

When we do work that involves physical activity, our backs will have to provide some support.  As we reach up and work at the same time, we may place the back in an odd position.  This may strain the muscles that support the spine.  When this happens, a joint dysfunction may occur in which pressure is placed on a nerve, causing pain.  It may seem small at first, but it can grow into a major discomfort.  Pain medication may do little to ease the pain.  

Chiropractors Can Deal With Your Troubles

When you go to a chiropractor with back pain, you will usually be given an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that it is restored to its optimal position.  When this happens, pressure is taken off of the nerve, and the pain is relieved.  It is all done naturally, so no pain medication is used.  There is no risk of addiction or side effects.  It can be a great feeling of new freedom from discomfort.  Many times, the chiropractor will suggest some exercises that may help strengthen the muscles that support the injured joint.

Regular Visits May Be Your Thing

Once people experience the relief a chiropractor can provide, they enjoy the feeling and want more.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can fit most budgets.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 500 locations nationwide.  If you have back pain from reaching up to trim limbs, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get on with life. 

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

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