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Walking Up and Down May Be a Downer for the Back

By Tom Herrin

Many people live in places where the terrain is quite rugged.  They find themselves climbing up and down in such places, and it can be more than a little tough.  So often, people have to do a good bit of straining as they do this.  It can place an uneven stress on the muscles and, eventually, cause back pain.  If the ups and downs of dealing with daily activity around your home cause you back pain, a visit to a chiropractor may be your best source of relief.  Not only can a chiropractor treat the pain, they may also suggest some things that can help prevent such injury in the future.

How the Back Injury May Happen

When people do something that strains the muscles that support the spine, it may result in injury.  Once those muscles are strained, they may fail to do their designed job, and a joint dysfunction can occur.  This can cause pressure to be applied to a nerve and cause pain.  The pain may or may not be instant.  In some cases, it may increase with time until it becomes a nagging pain that can make life pretty miserable.  This may interrupt daily activities and render some people almost unable to function.  

Chiropractors Can Relieve Pain

When people go to a chiropractor, they will likely be given an adjustment in which the injured joint will be gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its normal position.  This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain.  Since it is done naturally, no pain medication is needed.  This means no risk of addiction or side effects.  People may frequently return to their normal daily activities sooner.  Many times, the chiropractor will suggest some exercises that can help to strengthen the muscles that provide support for the injured joint.

Regular Visits May Help

Once people experience the relief that a chiropractor can provide, they want to continue to enjoy it.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can work with busy schedules.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 450 locations nationwide.  If ups and downs seem to do a number on your back, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get real relief.  

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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