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Does Your Favorite Chair Beat Up Your Back?

By Tom Herrin

A lot of people have something they consider their favorite place to sit when they get home each day.  Many times, it's a chair or sofa that may have been overstuffed at one time but is now stuffed loosely with an indention that seems to fit their backside perfectly when they sit down.  It may feel, at first, like the perfect place, made especially for them.  The problem comes in when they begin to have pain that may be a result of sitting in something that does not provide the proper support.

"Old Reliable" may be a great place to sit and unwind from the pressures of the day, but this favorite piece of furniture may now be the source of back pain that can be annoying and seemingly unending.  If this sounds a little too close to home for you, a visit to a chiropractor may help you to see the world in a different light.  

Favorites Can Turn Sour

Just because something used to seem like the greatest thing since self-serve frozen yogurt does not mean it will always be that way.  Furniture with padded cushions can become worn and lose its ability to provide the right kind of support.  When this happens, it can cause the muscles that support the spine to lose their ability to do their job, too.  A joint dysfunction may occur in which pressure is applied to a nerve, thereby causing pain.  

Chiropractors Deal With Back Pain

When people go to a chiropractor with back pain, they should expect to be given an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its optimal position.  This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain.  It is all done naturally, so there is no need for pain medication.  That means no risk of addiction or side effects.  Many times, the chiropractor will suggest some things that may help prevent the problem from recurring.  They may also suggest some exercises that may help strengthen the muscles that support the injured joint.  

Regular Visits May Help

Many people choose to make visits to a chiropractor a regular practice.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can help make that a little easier.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 475 locations nationwide.  If your favorite sitting place causes you more pain than pleasure, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and return to that good feeling soon.

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

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