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If You Are the Gardener at Home, Back Pain May Call

By Tom Herrin

For those who may not have, or use, the assistance of a paid gardener, it may seem like do-it-yourself time. That is not all bad.  It may mean that you get a little more exercise.  That is not so bad either.  A problem may come in when you are not as physically well prepared as you would like.  Without a good program of warming up and getting in condition, even for working in the garden, there is a risk that back pain may show up.  If this sounds all too familiar to you, a visit to a chiropractor may have you in better spirits and, free of back pain, in short order.

Why Not Just Take Pain Meds?

When people overwork their backs without proper conditioning, they risk straining the muscles that support the spine.  When this happens, a joint dysfunction may occur in which pressure is placed on a nerve.  This may end up causing pain.  Sometimes this pain may go away after a while, at other times, it may stay and become worse daily.  In this case, pain meds are only likely to mask the problem.

Chiropractors Can Relieve Pain

When people go to a chiropractor with back pain, they usually receive an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its optimal position.  When this happens, pressure is taken off of the nerve, and the pain is relieved.  Since this is done all naturally, no pain medications are used.  There is no risk of addiction or side effects.  People are often able to return to their daily activities sooner.  Many times, the chiropractor may suggest some exercises that can help to strengthen the muscles that support the joint.  This can help to avoid future injury.

Regular Visits May Support Better Health

Once people experience the relief that chiropractors can provide, they usually want more.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that are made for all kinds of needs.  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 you feel that you are the best gardener in your home, and it seems to end up getting to your back, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and enjoy working pain free tomorrow.

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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