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Chiropractic Care: Gaining Back Your Active Lifestyle

By Stephen R. Farris

According to research reports, back injuries are the leading cause for workers to miss time on the job. Most of it is due to improper lifting, sitting too long at a desk, or inattention to following correct safety procedures to name a few.

Causes of back pain or injury could be due to strained muscles or ligaments, herniated discs or nerve pain. Once the spine goes out of alignment, it may produce other painful problems such as sciatica, in which the disc presses on the nerve sometimes causing shooting pain all the way down your leg.

If you've been in an automobile accident, sometimes symptoms of back and neck pain may not even appear until a week(s), month(s) or longer. 

The worst thing that you can do is to let the pain go untreated or undiagnosed. You may have an underlying health condition such as osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, scoliosis or bacterial infection that could be causing the problem.

Often times we try to fix our back pain with medication, like anti-inflammatory pills, but the relief -- if any -- is for a short time and it could lead to getting addicted from taking them on a regular basis.

The Chiropractic Solution

The best way to get relief from back pain, so you can return to work and your activities is to seek out treatment from your local chiropractor such as those you'll find at The Joint Chiropractic.

At The Joint Chiropractic, your chiropractor can examine and diagnose your condition. From there they will talk with you about setting up chiropractic treatments to help ease or eliminate the pain you're suffering from. Be open and honest with your chiropractor and tell them about your normal daily routine and if you've experienced problems in other areas of your life, for instance, a lack of energy, depressed moods, mobility problems or headaches. 

Their goal is to get you back to, or begin, the road to a more healthy, active lifestyle. Your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can also help suggest ways to improve your nutritional needs as well. They can also suggest exercises you can do at home that will help speed up the recovery process in between your treatment sessions.

So check out The Joint Chiropractic today at one of their nearly 500 locations nationwide.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Caldwell, N.J.

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