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Is Your Back Going to the Dogs?

By Tom Herrin

Back pain may come in a large variety of causes.  Many people think of it as being the result of auto accidents.  For others, they think about industrial accidents.  Either of these things may surely account for a large number of these kinds of injuries.  The list of causes does not stop there.  Many individuals end up with back pain from doing something they really enjoy.  Lots of dog lovers spend hours each week walking their four-footed friends.  The problem can be that larger dogs can do plenty of pulling throughout that walk.  Back pain may be a product of those walks.  If walking your dog lands you with back pain, a visit to a chiropractor may be your best path to comfort.

Backs Do Work

Any time we do physical work, the back ends up carrying the biggest part of the load.  It serves as a stable base and supports the upper part of the body.  When we do something such as hanging onto a leash as a dog runs around, the muscles that support the back may become strained and fail to be able to provide the support needed for the spine.  A joint dysfunction may  occur in which pressure is placed on a nerve and cause pain.  At times, it may be intense and almost unbearable.

Chiropractors Can Do Things Right

When you go to a chiropractor with back pain, you may expect to be given an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that  the injured joint is restored to its proper position.  When this happens, pressure is taken off of the nerve, and the pain is relieved.  It can be a great feeling of freedom and the beginning of a healthy new lifestyle.  It is all done naturally, so no pain relievers are used.  There is no risk of addiction or side effects.  You may be able to return to your normal daily routine faster.  

Some Prefer Regular Treatments

Once people feel the relief a chiropractor can provide, they enjoy it and want more.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that are affordable.  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 your dog pulls a little too hard on your leash and causes back pain, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and make those walks easier.

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

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