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Poor Posture Can Result in Back Pain

By Tom Herrin

Most people have heard all of their lives about the need to sit up straight and don’t slouch. There really is something to bad posture. Not only does it make people look somewhat less confident, but it can also can result in some chronic problems with the muscles that support the back.  It does not stop there, however, as it can start a process of events that can end up in much more significant pain and injury. If you end up with back pain because of bad habits while sitting, a visit to a chiropractor may give you a fresh start.

Sitting Injuries

Whether people have bad habits in their sitting or end up doing something while sitting that causes them to move wrong, it can end up in back pain.  When people have poor posture, they tend to strain muscles that support the back. Once these muscles are weakened, they may fail to fully do their job of providing support.  This can result in a joint dysfunction in which pressure is placed on a nerve. This ends up causing pain. It is often chronic pain that seems to never let up.

Chiropractors Can Help Relieve Pain

A visit to a chiropractor can be a new experience for those who are going for the first time.  An adjustment can help to restore the injure joint to its prime position. This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain.  Since it is a natural procedure, no pain medications are needed. There is no risk of addiction and chance of side effects. Chiropractors will often suggest exercises that can improve the muscles that provide support for the injured joint.  They may also offer some tips on how to improve posture and prevent more injury.

Regular Visits Can Help Avoid Future Problems

Many people who experience pain relief they receive from a chiropractor want to continue the new lifestyle.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can help maintain your health. No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 400 locations nationwide. If some of your sitting habits cause you back pain, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get back on the right track.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Diego, Calif.


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