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Have Work Injuries Caused You Back Pain?

By Tom Herrin

Do you think of work-related injuries as something caused by heavy lifting?  For many people, those injuries occur when they do some kind of work that involves pretty heavy labor.  This may be from lifting or otherwise straining.  The fact is that back injuries at work are not at all limited to this kind of labor.  Many people who work in other fields, such as office work, can still incur injuries related to their work.  Simple things such as rearranging the pieces of furniture or office machines can take a toll as well.  Even things such as handling shipping items can have an effect.  

The point is to recognize the injury for what it is and get treatment early.  If you have back pain from what you feel is minor labor, a visit to a chiropractor may have you pain-free in no time.

How Does Such Pain Occur?

There is no secret formula for the origin of pain.  Many times, when people do things when they are not physically prepared, simple activities can strain muscles that support the spine.  The spine is important to so many things people do that the muscles that support it can be overworked.  This may result in strain.  When this happens, a joint dysfunction can occur in which pressure is applied to a nerve.  This causes pain.  It may not be sudden but, instead, very slow growing and subtle.

Chiropractors Can Relieve Pain

When people go to a chiropractor for pain relief, they are usually given an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its optimal position.  This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain.  One great thing about this kind of treatment is that it is all natural, so no pain medication is used.  That means no risk of addiction or side effects.  It can also mean less time lost from daily activities as people may return to those activities sooner.  

Regular Visits May Be Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Once people experience the relief that chiropractors can provide, they often want to continue it.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can help make that possible.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 450 locations nationwide.  If you have back pain from work, whether it is light or strenuous, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and feel better tomorrow.

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

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