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Shoveling Snow, Raking Leaves Can Bring Out Back Pain

By Tom Herrin

Bending over working can cause pain and discomfort.  No matter how light or heavy the work.  That time spent leaning forward and working with our hands often highlights a problem we may have already had.  Our daily activities may be slowly eroding our overall physical condition.  This makes us a sort of sitting duck for other problems once we add a different kind of activity.  Once we spend a little time bent over shoveling or raking, the clock starts ticking.  It is easy to spend 30 minutes or more performing one of these tasks.  We don’t often notice the real pain until we stop.  Then it hits us.  It is probably time to see a chiropractor.

This May Be A Pretty Easy Fix

When we experience pain after doing some manual work in the yard, there is a pretty good chance that we just have some spinal movement that isn’t supposed to happen.  Let’s face it, we probably aren’t active enough.  Any new activity will certainly expose our weaknesses.  Most of the time, movement of our vertebrae has occurred just enough to apply pressure to our the nerves in our spine.  We feel it pretty quickly, and sometimes think if we just rest a while, everything will be all right.  This neglect may turn out to be pretty bad.  A chiropractic adjustment can get your spine back into its proper alignment, relieving pressure and pain.

That Seems To Easy

If our everyday activities don’t provide enough of the right kind of exercise, there is a good chance we will have repeat problems.  Exercise is one thing that can help in maintaining good spinal alignment.  The other thing is regular chiropractic care.  A visit to your chiropractor on a regular basis can eliminate those sudden times when you just manage to push yourself over the limit.  Keeping your spine aligned can be much like conditioning for any other activity.  It can prevent injury.

Time Is Not The Problem You May Think

A lot of us think we are just too busy.  It may be true we are busy, but when it comes to taking care of our health, 30 minutes once a month can be an investment in better health and pay big dividends.  The Joint Chiropractic has a great schedule of open times.  The Joint is open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends.  No appointments are necessary at any of their more than 370 locations nationwide.  Don’t worry because you don’t need insurance, either.  So avoid that sudden pain from taking control of the things you do outside.  Drop by The Joint Today.

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

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