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A Rough Commute May Cause Back Pain

By Tom Herrin

Whether they like it or not, many people must deal with a commute each day.  Some may enjoy the time with their thoughts as they drive, but many others can have some problems that can make life, and the drive, pretty miserable.  It could be the road conditions, as construction can be hard on anyone, or it could be the seemingly constant starting and stopping as they make their way through the maze of traffic.  If commuting is not the fun it once was, especially on your back, a visit to a chiropractor may put a smile back on your face as you drive.

The Back Can Be Hurt in Ways Besides Lifting

A lot of the time, people think about someone having a work-related accident in which they are injured lifting something wrong.  Of course, it may happen in other ways as well.  When they drive considerable distances in a commute, their backs may be juggled around quite a bit.  All of this movement may strain the muscles that support the spine.  When this happens, they may fail to be able to do their job well.  A joint dysfunction may occur in which pressure is placed on a nerve and cause pain.  This can be a nagging pain that seems to never give a break.  A lot of sleepless nights may be spent walking the floor.

Chiropractors Can Bring Relief

When an individual goes to a chiropractor with back pain, they likely expect help.  The chiropractor will usually give them an adjustment in which they gently manipulate the spine so that the injured joint is restored to its optimal position.  This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain.  Since it is all done naturally, no pain medication is used.  There is no risk of addiction or side effects.  Healing may be much faster, and they may return to their regular schedule sooner.  

Many Choose Regular Visits

Once people experience the relief a chiropractor can provide, it can be a pretty good feeling.  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 that commute seems to treat your back like it is under construction, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and smooth out that drive.

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

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