Morning Stiffness May Need Attention
By Tom Herrin
Most people have those days when they wish things would go more smoothly. They may arise refreshed and ready to meet the day, but there are those other times when they can hardly get up at all becuase they are stiff and aching. This may be passed off as having “slept wrong,” but it may well be attributed to some other cause. If reflecting on your pain means recalling some incident that seemed minor at the time, but rings a bell with you for your back pain, a trip to a chiropractor may make those mornings something to look forward to.
Minor Injuries Can Cause Trouble
There are plenty of times when people experience an injury and fail to recognize the impact. It can be from moving furniture or lifting boxes while cleaning. Whatever the cause, doing something that is a little out of the ordinary can place a strain on muscles that provide support for the back. They can become strained, leaving the joints vulnerable to injury. The result can be a joint in which pressure is applied to a nerve. This can cause pain that can be nagging and continuous when the person suffering may have no real knowledge of how it happened.
Chiropractors Can Treat the Pain
Even if a person has no idea how he or she was injured, a chiropractor will help to identify the source of the pain and treat it. They usually perform an adjustment in which they gently manipulate the spine so that the joint is restored to its optimal position. This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain. Since this is done without the use of medication, there is no risk of addiction. It can be the start of a healthy lifestyle.
Regular Visits Can Be Part of Good Maintenance
Once you feel that relief a chiropractor can provide, you will more than likely want to continue it, especially to prevent those surprise mornings when that pain and stiff body can get you. At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that are flexible and can meet your busy needs. They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their 400 locations nationwide, although North Raleigh is closed Sunday. No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary. If that morning pain and stiffness has been getting you off to a slow start, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic and wake up refreshed tomorrow.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C.