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Auto Accidents and Kids Can Contribute to Back Pain

By Tom Herrin

When most people think about things that cause back pain, they often think about car wrecks or industrial accidents.  Playing with kids is likely way down the list of what they see as possible causes.  It is a possibility that those who spend time with small children may find themselves doing a lot more lifting and tugging than they are accustomed to doing.  When a change of activities such as this has someone picking up little ones frequently, it can be a root cause of back pain.  If lifting small children does a number on your back, a visit to a chiropractor may have you enjoying your role in the family again.

How Can Kids Hurt the Back

Children alone won't do anything to injure the back.  It is the fact that people suddenly make multiple attempts to lift them that can create overwork for the muscles that support the spine.  These excessive attempts can cause the muscles to be strained.  This can allow a joint dysfunction to occur in which pressure is placed on a nerve and cause pain.  While this pain may be barely noticeable at first, it can intensify with time.  It may eventually disrupt life in general and render a person unable to get any kind of quality rest.

Chiropractors Can Make Backs Feel Better

When people go to a chiropractor with back pain, they can feel that relief is in sight.  They will usually be given an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its normal position.  When this happens, pressure is taken off of the nerve and the pain goes away.  Since this is all done naturally, no pain medication is used.  There is no risk of side effects or addiction.  The healing process is very natural as well.  The chiropractor may suggest some exercises that can help to strengthen the muscles that support the injured joint.  

Regular Treatments May Help

Those who have the pleasure of getting relief from a chiropractor may want to continue treatments as part of their efforts to live a healthier lifestyle.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that are affordable.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 500 locations nationwide.  If lifting those kids is more painful than you remember, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and enjoy spending time with those little ones 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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