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Getting Up Those Leaves Can Be A Backbreaker

By Tom Herrin

It seems like that time of year again that nature calls.  No, not that nature calling. We're talking about leaves that begin to fall everywhere.  While the sight can be picturesque, it can also be the calling card for a lot of work.  Sometimes just watching leaves fall can trigger a sense of inevitability.  Quite a bit of work is pretty near, and there is no real way to avoid it.  Whether people use a high-tech leaf flower or an old fashioned rake, it takes a lot of time.  People will invariably end up spending time bending over bagging leaves, stacking bags, or dragging them around the yard.  They eventually get a little heavy and, as people get involved in the project, it is pretty easy to end up with back pain.  If this happens to you, dragging yourself to a chiropractor can provide the best relief.

Hurting the Back is Easier Than People May Think

A lot of bending, pulling, or raking can strain muscles in the back that are not accustomed to so much use.  The repetition can exhaust those muscles.  This may weaken them, leaving the spine with little support.  When this happens, a joint dysfunction can occur in which pressure is applied to a nerve.  This results in pain.  It sometimes grows into a steady pain that prevent any measure of comfort.

Chiropractors Use Natural Means

One of the first things chiropractors do is perform an adjustment.  They do this by gently manipulating the spine so that the joint is restored to its optimal position.  This takes the pressure off of the nerve and relieves the pain.  Since this is done without the use of pain medication, there is no risk of addiction or side effects.  It can be the start of a healthier lifestyle.

Regular Visits Can Provide Continued Good Health

Many people find the relief provided by chiropractors to be a great experience.  They often choose to have regular visits to promote better health.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can fit any kind of schedule.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are available weekdays and weekends, days and evenings at all of their more than 380 locations nationwide.  If those leaves seem like they end up causing pain in your back, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.


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