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Does Your Favorite Spot Cause Back Pain?

By Tom Herrin

People are all creatures of habit.  Many of them look forward each day to a time at the end of it when they are able to come home and fall into that place that seems so comfortable.  While it sounds good, many times that easy chair or sofa can get pretty worn.  As a result, it fails to support the body in the way it was intended.  This can end up causing back pain that can make you miserable.  If sitting in that easy chair creates more pain than pleasure, a visit to a chiropractor may restore that peace you are looking for.

The Back Deserves Support

Backs have a pretty important job in the course of your lifetime.  They help to give the body structure and movement, and also supports a great deal of weight to keep you upright.  When something such as a worn out chair or sofa strains the muscles that support the spine, a joint dysfunction can occur.  This may cause pressure to be placed on a nerve which can cause pain.  When this happens slowly, it may grow over a period of time.  Before a person realizes what has happened, they may end up with some pretty sleepless nights.  Back pain can feel like an unwanted guest that just won't leave.

But where these dysfunctions or restrictions of the vertebrae impinge on the nerves, it can cause pain virtually anywhere on the body -- it doesn't just have to be the back. That crick in the back be be causing your sore hand. 

Chiropractors Address Pain

When people go to a chiropractor with back pain, they will likely be given an adjustment.  With this, the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its natural position.  This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain.  Since it is all done without the use of pain medications, there is no risk of side effects or addiction.  A chiropractor may suggest some things that can help to provide  better support, so the problem is less likely to happen again. 

Regular Visits Can Support a Healthy Lifestyle

Once people experience the relief a chiropractor can provide, it is reassuring and they want more.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can make those visits easier to do.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 475 locations nationwide.  If your easy chair is not so easy on your back, you may want to do something about that chair. Drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and start feeling better.

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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