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Bulls and Broncos: Tough on the Back and Joints

By Stephen R. Farris

To quote a few lyrics from "Rodeo," the hit song by Garth Brooks, "It's dust and mud, it's the roar of a Sunday crowd. It's the white in his knuckles, the gold in the buckle he'll win the next go 'round," this is certainly how every cowboy feels when they climb on the back of a bronco or bull as they get ready to compete in the still popular sport of rodeo.

Mesquite, Texas is home to one of the largest rodeo events in the country. Many cowboys and cowgirls of all ages compete in the rodeo each year and at events held most every weekend as well. All that jarring and bucking, and landing -- not always on your feet, but head or back first sometimes -- can take its toll on the body. Especially on the back and neck.

Injuries can result from those extreme circumstances. Most rodeo competitors travel each week to compete in events all over the country, so downtime is not exactly an option. After competing in an event it's usually a good idea to visit your local chiropractor, such as The Joint Chiropractic in Mesquite as soon as possible.

Cowboy Up

Making a visit to The Joint Chiropractic can help keep you up in the saddle and back in the competition. They can exam you to determine what the best treatment options are and make suggestions and offer tips to help prevent injuries too.

Keeping Joints Healthy and Strong

Being on the road a lot, there's usually not much time to cook a healthy meal. Most meals usually come from restaurants or fast food joints and they don't always have the nutrients your body needs to maintain healthy joints and muscles. At The Joint Chiropractic, they can give you advice on better nutrition and may have literature available for you to read and take with you.

Rest Easy Friend

Another way The Joint Chiropractic can help is by giving you tips on getting a better night's rest. Getting plenty of rest can help ease the pain of injuries and helps in the recuperation process for joints and muscles. After all, your next competition might be in a few days and you wouldn't want to miss it. 

So if you happen to be a rodeo cowboy or cowgirl competing in the Mesquite area, or just a regular Joe competing at the work site to earn his next paycheck, check out The Joint Chiropractic. It might just be your ticket to grabbing that gold buckle!

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

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