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Let Chiropractic Help With the Heavy Lifting

By Paul Rothbart

Some people perform heavy lifting for a living. It may be construction, moving furniture, or working in a warehouse. You may not be one of these people, but day to day living involves more heavy lifting than you may realize. You're just performing chores, but the stress of lifting is still there. You put groceries into the car and then carry them into the house when you get home. You may have small children that need to be picked up from time to time. Small or not, they can be quite a load. Large bags of pet food, gardening, taking out trash. You lift much more than you realize. Over time, this can take quite a toll on the body. This is where seeing a chiropractor may be very helpful.

Strain on the Back

The back takes on the stress of any upper body lifting. The arms transfer a load to the torso, and the back bears the brunt of it. The lower back is particularly vulnerable. Lifting an object like a grocery bag is very different from lifting a barbell. Weights are balanced and provide a handle. Commonly lifted objects have irregular shapes, are not balanced, and can be unwieldy to heft. Additionally, it can be difficult to use proper lifting procedures when doing daily chores. This can place considerable stress on the back.

Strain on Joints

While all roads lead to the back, so to speak, the joints also bear the stress of a load. In the upper body, shoulders and elbows can be strained. Wrists are very commonly stressed as they are often wrapped around the object being carried. The lower body also bears the weight. The hips, knees, and ankles work to hold the body upright and to walk while carrying heavy things. Daily chores can strain virtually any part of the body. 

How a Chiropractor Can Help

A chiropractor is trained to care for the back and joints and can perform an examination to discover any problems before they become serious. Adjustments of subluxations in the back or joints will restore full range of motion and flexibility, as well as relieve any pain you may be experiencing.

Daily chores can be just as heavy and stressful to the body as any physical labor job. This is a good reason to consider chiropractic care. Pay a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. Find out how a licensed chiropractor can help your body deal with the strain of everyday lifting. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.

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