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Chiropractic Tips to Handle Heavy Body Hits

By Sandy Schroeder

Most of us are so busy navigating our list of daily challenges that we forget how much our body may be impacted in the process.

Keeping the family moving, lifting children in and out of the car, toting groceries, lugging laundry, or even jamming a few more things in a purse or office tote can all add up to body hits that may accumulate and create pain later.

Protective Tips

The American Chiropractic Association recommends that purses, totes or backpacks not weigh more than 10 percent of an individual’s body weight. Also, everyone should alternate carrying bags from one arm to the other, use double padded straps, or split items into two bags.

In lifting, ACA reminds us when lifting to stand as close as possible to the child, bag or box that is being lifted, pulling the weight into the body and using biceps to complete the lift.  

To learn more about protecting your body from life’s daily hits, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your area. The Joint offers a comprehensive wellness center, staffed with licensed chiropractors who are ready to help you and your family.

As the remainder of the year moves ahead, this might be a good time to learn more about chiropractic and see how it works. When you visit, your chiropractor will explain the philosophy of spinal health.

The Chiropractic Process

This is a good time for you to ask questions and get to know your chiropractor. He or she will want to hear about your current issues with pain, your daily routine with family and work, and your medical history.

Then a spinal assessment will be used to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or the joints. When the misalignment is corrected, it may have far-reaching effects on pain that you have. Many patients also report experiencing new energy, better sleep, improved digestion, and more alertness.

At this point, you may want to set up weekly 15-minute sessions for adjustments. You may also learn more ways to protect your body as you maintain your daily schedule.

If this sounds like a good wellness path for you, stop by the Joint Chiropractic and find out more. The Joint makes it simple. Private, affordable plans eliminate the need for insurance, and extended weekend and evening hours make visits convenient. Walk-in visits are welcome.


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