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Chiropractic Can Help You Carry the Weight of Life

By Paul Rothbart

"You gotta carry that weight." Not sure who first said it first, but it's a genuine nugget of truth. In the literal and figure sense, there are always loads that burden us. They can cause physical and mental strain, slow you down, and be painful. Fortunately, there are ways to help manage the impact of life's burdens. Taking good care of one's self and not taking on too much at once are both helpful. Seeing a chiropractor may also be beneficial.

Literal Weight

Carrying any kind of excess weight can strain muscles, joints, and the spine. This could be in the form of weighing more than is healthy. Being overweight -- and especially obese -- can cause serious damage to your health. Hauling around heavy objects either for work or household chores, such as grocery shopping, cleaning, or carrying small children can also stress your body. You may experience pain and there could be injuries of various types at the heart of it. Eating well and exercising help lose excess weight and proper lifting techniques can help with what you carry. You may need some help overcoming the pain for that to happen.

Figurative Weight

There are also the non-physical burdens people carry. Working long hours with heavy responsibility, supporting a family, and dealing with all of the worries that life throws at you can also have an impact on health. Stress and anxiety can obviously be harmful to mental health, but they can also hurt you physically. Sleep may become difficult and poor sleep will always have a negative impact on health. It can be very hard to focus on work when experiencing stress. This can cause mistakes and you may get behind. The result of that is usually more stress. It's a negative cycle.

How a Chiropractor Can Help

The damage that literal weight can do to your body can be fixed by a chiropractor. An examination will find any subluxations in the back or joints and compressed vertebrae. Chiropractors are trained to fix these problems with adjustments. This can relieve pain and improve mobility. You may find it easier to stay active and lose any excess weight. 

There are many chiropractic patients who find that they sleep better and manage stress better when receiving regular treatments. This can be a great boost to mental health and better sleep will always help your physical health. 

Most people have to carry a lot of weight from time to time, either actual pounds or the stress of day-to-day living. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. You may find that regular chiropractic care helps you feel better and makes those loads a little easier to carry.

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

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