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Those Falling Leaves Can Hurt Your Back

By Tom Herrin

With the coming of fall, most people are well aware they are going to be faced with a big leaf problem.  It grows pretty fast due to the fact that those leaves pile up in a big hurry.  Dealing with them can become an everyday job.  They are certainly not heavy unless they are wet.  The problem may arise when people try to hurry up and get too much done in a short period of time.  The result of this could, surprisingly, be back pain.  If this happens to you, get to a chiropractor before another leaf falls.

How Can Leaves Hurt?

The problem with leaves is not the leaves but the overwork.  Like any other kind of new work, this can result in muscle strain without proper preparation.  Whoever thinks of stretching or warming up before raking leaves?  Most people simply plunge ahead and lose track of time.  Pretty soon, they find themselves lifting or dragging bags around for longer than they realized.  That overwork can leave the spine without proper protection, which happens in so many cases.  This can cause a joint dysfunction which places pressure on a nerve.  This causes pain.

Chiropractors Provide Great Relief

When people go to chiropractors, they usually get an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that the joint is restored to its proper position.  This takes the pressure off of the nerve, relieving the pain.  Since this is done naturally and without the use of pain medication, there is no risk of addiction.  The body tends to recover faster.  This can be a step in the right direction toward a healthier lifestyle.  Chiropractors often provide suggestions for exercises that may strengthen muscles that provide support for previously injured parts.

Regular Visits Can Keep Joints Working Well

A large number of people who get care from chiropractors enjoy it and want to benefit as much as possible from it.  Regular visits can help joints to continue to work well.  At The Joint Chiropractic, plans are available for all kinds of needs.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends to relieve your pain at all of their more than 380 locations nationwide.  If overwork ends up causing back pain for you, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get relief.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Clayton, Mo.


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