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Are You Missing These Red Flags for Back Pain?

By Sandy Schroeder

Sometimes the body tries to talk to us, but we fail to listen. When we lift heavy objects, or have an accident, back pain is not surprising. But when it shows up without warning, we have to pay attention to solve the problem.

Seeing your chiropractor, at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you, can be the best way to find out what is going on with your back.

How Your Chiropractor Helps

Your chiropractor facilitates relief for pain in the back, and other joints, that may be caused by joint restrictions.  An adjustment is used with the expert application of a targeted movement to improve the range of motion of the spinal column and extremities.

Your adjustment may relieve your back pain and provide a new sense of well-being with more energy, alertness and better sleep.

At the same time, these red flags may be causing your back pain.

Stress May Leave Footprints – When it is hard to relax, you may notice a tightness in your back and neck. Researchers tell us anxiety can trigger back spasms. Stretching, or yoga, if your doctor approves, can help you relax your back and reduce lower back pain.

Muscle Imbalances Matter – If you have weak abdominal muscles, or tight hamstrings, the resulting pain may show up in your back. Straightening up, exercising to flatten the belly, and stretching hamstrings in the legs, can get you moving as you reduce your back pain.

Text Hunch Can Hurt – If you are on your phone all of the time, try to keep it at eye level. Each time you bend over a screen, you are putting added weight on your spine that can cause back pain. Keep moving around and stretch as you straighten up.

Flattened Discs React - Over time the discs between the vertebrae in the spine can lose their ability to absorb shock. Then they may cause pain. Gradual movement, and heat or ice relief, will help.

As you continue to work with your chiropractor, the goal will be to stay active and pain-free. If that sounds like the solution you need, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your neighborhood. Flexible evening and weekend hours make visits convenient. No insurance is needed. A private, affordable care program replaces insurance. Walk-in visits are welcome.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local Irvine chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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