Does Back Pain Take the Fun out of Life?
By Tom Herrin
Once we see the days start to be a little longer and the sun shine brighter, many of us get the urge to be outdoors. It is pretty natural. For those of us with kids and grandkids, there is even more incentive to go out and active. Enjoying some of the activities they do helps any of us to connect with our own childhood and share those experiences with our family members. Whether it is a game of chase, a little tug-of-war, or just generally kicking around in the yard or the park, it can be fun. If we haven't been out in a while, it may also result in back pain.
The Back Makes Every Step You Do
We may not think about it but when we move a lot, our backs must keep up. They do all the work of turning, twisting, and serving as a base for much of our movement. When we do something after being on hiatus for a while, we may find it pretty easy to strain the muscles that support the back. A joint dysfunction may occur in which pressure is placed on a nerve causing pain. It may seem very small, at first, but it may develop into a major source of discomfort. The pain may feel relentless.
Chiropractors Can Put a Smile on Your Face
When you go to a chiropractor with back pain, you are given an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its optimal position. When this happens, the pressure is taken off of the nerve relieving the pain. Since it is all done naturally, no pain medication is used. There is no risk of addiction or side effects. There is little or no wait time for it to take effect. It is near instant relief in many cases. The chiropractor may suggest some exercises that may help to strengthen the muscles that support the injured joint.
Some Prefer Regular Visits
After feeling the relief a chiropractor can provide, many people choose to have regular visits. At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that are affordable for anyone. 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 you feel left out of life due to back pain, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get back in the swing of things.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Diego, Calif.