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Has a Leash Caused You Back Pain?

By Tom Herrin

How are you with dogs?  Are you one of those who has the pleasure of walking one each day when you get home from work?  For many people, their dog truly is their best friend.  Spending time with it is relaxing and enjoyable for both parties.  Each likely looks forward to those daily walks as a way to cap a good day.  On the downside of it, many times the dog does a pretty good bit of the decision-making.  They tend to sniff almost everything and chase a few more.  After they have taken off a time or two, that pulling can be hard on even a good back.  If that pleasure walk with your dog leaves you with a painful back, a visit to a chiropractor may bring back the good times.

Good Backs and Walking the Dog

Your back does a lot of work in your daily activities.  It holds you upright and acts as a stabilizer for many of your actions.  When you hold the leash for our dog, the back supports your upper body.  Once the dog takes off, the back has the job of anchoring the movement of the arms.  As a result, the muscles that support the spine may become strained.  When this happens, they may be unable to support the spine, and a joint dysfunction may occur.  In this, pressure is applied to a nerve and causes pain.

Chiropractors Can Make Good Adjustments

When you go to a chiropractor with back pain, you will usually be given an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its best position.  This can take the pressure off of the spine and relieve the pain.  Since it is all natural, no pain medication is used.  There is no risk of addiction or side effects.  It can be a great start of a healthy new lifestyle.

Many Prefer to Have Regular Visits

Once people feel the relief a chiropractor can provide, they enjoy it and want more.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that won't break the bank.  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 your dog gets the best of your back on a walk, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and gain a fresh outlook on those walks.

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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