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That Long Sit Can Be Heck on the Back

By Tom Herrin

Most people experience back pain at some time or another.  It may simply be the result of some minor strain, or it may be the result of an injury that seems to grow worse with time.  A common one is felt after a long trip.  It may seem harmless enough, but when people sit for an extended period of time, the back can get pretty stiff.  Much of this is just the consequence of failing to move around.  The muscles don't get worked, so they get stiff.  At times, this can be a little more nagging and serious.  If that trip to Aunt Sara's ends up in misery for your back, a trip to a chiropractor may put a smile back on your face. 

What's the Deal?

When the muscles that support the back become strained, they don't support the back as well.  This can result in a joint dysfunction in which pressure is applied to a nerve.  This causes pain and can go from minor to major in a short period of time.  The problem often is that it becomes nagging and does not allow a person to rest.  No matter what they do or how they position themselves, it is still there.  

Chiropractors Can Treat the Source of the Problem

When people go to a chiropractor, they will usually be given an adjustment in which the injured joint is gently manipulated so that it is restored to its proper position.  This can relieve the pressure from the nerve which can, in turn, relieve the pain.  Since this is done naturally, there is no need for pain medication.  This means no risk of addiction or side effects.  Many times, the chiropractor will suggest some exercises that can help strengthen the muscles that support the injured joint.

Regular Visits May Support Good Health

Once people experience the relief that can be provided by a chiropractor, they choose to have regular visits.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can meet your needs.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 450 locations nationwide.  It can be part of the start of a healthy lifestyle for you.  If that trip to Aunt Sara's, or any other place, gets to your back, find relief at The Joint Chiropractic today and feel better.

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

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