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Back Pain: Time to Visit Your Chiropractor

By Stephen R. Farris

If you have ever experienced back pain, then you know how excruciating it can be. When it hits, usually the first thing you want to do is lay down and find a comfortable spot to relax and hope the pain will soon go away. Sure, sometimes it helps, but often times it lingers on. So much so that you may end up missing work or canceling your favorite activities, and even missing out on spending quality time with your family and friends.

After exhausting all efforts to get relief -- icing, heat, ibuprofen, a new mattress maybe -- it might be the opportune time to pay a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, your chiropractor can take a look at the problem area, do an exam and then suggest treatment options.

There are more than 264 million lost work days each year by those who miss work each year due to back pain. Let's face it, the longer you are out of work, the less money there will be coming in and bills will continue to pile up. So the quicker you heal, the better. Plus, chiropractic treatment is a drug-free way to get relief.

The Joint Chiropractic is a great source for getting information on changing your eating habits toward more healthy and nutritious foods. A little hint, lots and lots of green leafy vegetables and a good dose of healthy fats, such as those found in avocados. 

While undergoing chiropractic treatments at The Joint Chiropractic, it might be a good idea to take up some form of exercise to keep moving afterwards while at home, especially when you're experiencing lower back issues. Your chiropractor is sure to second that notion and can provide and demonstrate certain stretching techniques to try, as well as suggestions on exercising too.

Some of the tips you may hear could range from:

  • Warming up before engaging in physical activities or sports activities 
  • Putting limits on inactivity, including bed rest 
  • Practice good posture 
  • Wearing comfortable shoes 
  • Use proper technique when lifting objects
  • Cutting out bad habits like tobacco products

The Joint Chiropractic will do everything needed to help with your overall well-being. But the first step is making sure you pay them a visit and get started on the road to better health and preventing future back pain problems.

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

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