Reaching for the Stars Good for Goals, Not Necks
By Tom Herrin
There are times when most of us engage in some kind of activity that involves reaching up while performing some kind of work. It could be something as simple as putting things away on a high top shelf. It could be trimming trees or changing out a light fixture. It seems simple enough, but once people begin to perform work while reaching overhead, they may discover their body is not designed to function efficiently that way. Many times, a sudden pain in the neck catches them off guard. If this happens to you, a visit to a chiropractor can make life more tolerable.
The Surprise Problem
Sudden injuries are usually just that, unexpected. When people work overhead, they can strain the muscles in the back or neck that provide support for the spine. When this happens, their support may be compromised, leaving a joint unprotected. This can result in a dysfunction in which pressure is placed on a nerve, thereby causing pain. Whether it is a crick in the neck or some other similar type of pain, it may remain for a while. Rest alone will seldom help it. With no reprieve, there may be a desperate search for help.
Chiropractors Provide Natural Relief
When chiropractors gently manipulate the spine, the injured joint is restored to its correct position. This takes the pressure off of the nerve and relieves the pain. Since it is done without pain medications, there is no risk of addiction or side effects. Healing is usually much faster, allowing a quicker return to work or other regular activities. Chiropractors may also suggest exercises that can strengthen those muscles that provide support for the joints. This makes a healthier lifestyle possible.
Regular Chiropractic Care May Be Good Prevention
When people have regular visits to a chiropractor, they may be able to maintain joints and avoid future injuries. At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that work for your needs. They are open weekdays and weekends, days and evenings for you. No insurance is required, no appointments are needed at any of their more than 400 locations nationwide. If you find yourself with sudden, nagging pain in your back or neck, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and put that pain in your past.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Clayton, Mo.