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Here's Why Routine Chiropractic Visits are Necessary

By Virginia Laird

Back pain, at some point in a person’s life, is inevitable. Many of the daily activities a person takes part in can cause damage to the spine that can only be repaired at the hand of a skilled chiropractor. Most people do not realize the things that can cause havoc on the spine can be avoided. While some of the pain and damage can be prevented with minor changes in lifestyle, the already existing damage gives need for a trip to The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood. Some of the things that can cause damage to the spine include:

  • You spend too much time in the car
  • Your purse is far too heavy
  • You need to replace your mattress

You Spend Too Much Time in the Car

Far too many people spend a great deal of time in the car commuting. This can be hard on the back, as most car seats are not structured to provide sound lumbar support. Chiropractors encourage those with long commutes to invest in one of the variety of lumbar supports that can be used in the car. This can help prevent pain while traveling.

Your Purse is Far Too Heavy

Many who carry a purse are guilty of stuffing it too full. Toting a heavy purse can be painful as well as stressful on the back. When this happens, the spine can easily restrict function and cause pain. Chiropractors suggest a smaller purse where suitable. If a larger bag is necessary, chiropractors suggest a bag with the ability to roll is the best option.

You Need to Replace Your Mattress

Sleeping on an old mattress is one reason for many people’s back pain. Although people may think their mattress is broken in just right, the lumps and sags indicate the mattress is broken down. When these imperfections begin to show up on the mattress, it is time to replace. Chiropractors suggest replacing a mattress a minimum of every eight years or sooner if it is causing pain.  

Chiropractors work to restore function to the spine as needed. They also work to improve posture, as well as many other ailments. If you are suffering with pain, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. No appointments are taken, making it easy to stop by on your way home from work.

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

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