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Does Your Yard Seem to Pull Back When You Pull Weeds?

By Tom Herrin

When people work in their yard, it can be pretty contagious.  The more they work, the more they seem to want to.  While it may serve as good motivation, getting motivated in such a way can mask the work.  As people lose themselves in work, it is really easy to overdo it.  Doing this kind of work when there has been little or no physical preparation can take a pretty severe toll, especially on the back.  Since the back provides support for so much of the body's motion, this can be big trouble.  If that home project ends up settling in your back as pain, a visit to a chiropractor may put the joy back into the work.

How Is Something So Small So Painful?

Work seems simple.  Most people who do some kind of activity outdoors enjoy the opportunity and the fruits of their labor.  As a consequence, it is easy to do just a little too much too soon.  Who hasn't gotten carried away as they get excited about a project.  The muscles that support the spine can become strained and cause a joint dysfunction.  When this happens, pressure is placed on a nerve and causes pain.  There are times when this pain is subtle, and there are times when it is considerably strong.  It may begin slow and grow to a relentless pain that may seem unbearable.  

Chiropractor May Identify and Adjust

When people go to a chiropractor for relief, they will likely be given an adjustment in which the spine will be gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its proper position.  When this happens, the pressure is relieved from the nerve.  This can also relieve the pain.  Since it is all done naturally, no pain medications are used.  This means there is no risk of addiction or side effects.  People are often able to return to work sooner.

Regular Visits May Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

Once people experience the relief that a chiropractor can provide, it can be pretty contagious.  They want more.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can help them accomplish that.  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 efforts to work in your yard seem to end up working you over, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and put a smile back on your face.

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

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