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Operating Garden Tools May Do a Number on the Back

By Tom Herrin

No matter how much modern technology seems to offer, when it comes time for people to work on the lawn or garden, using some kind of basic tool is inevitable.  Whether it is operating a shovel, rake, hoe, or some other simple tool, they all require some kind of pushing, pulling, or lifting motion.  For those who may be more familiar with these, they are likely well aware that some of this working motion can create the familiar aching back.  If your enthusiasm for your curb appeal leaves you with back pain, a trip to a chiropractor may put the fire back into your desire.

The Back and Hand Tools

If there is a problem with using hand tools, it is that they must be used by hand. Whether it is chopping, digging, or swinging, they all necessitate physical work.  Many times, this work can come back on people pretty fast, especially if they are not in the habit of doing this kind of labor.  They can end up with some back strain in which the muscles that support the spine fail to do their job.  This may result in a joint dysfunction in which pressure is applied to a nerve and causing pain.  It doesn't take long for this to become more than a minor nuisance.  

Chiropractors Provide Comfort

When people go to a chiropractor for relief, they are usually given an adjustment in which their injured joint is gently manipulated so that it is restored to its optimal position.  This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain.  It is all natural.  No pain medications are used.  This means there is no risk of addiction or side effects.  Many people recognize this as the first choice in the relief of back pain.  The chiropractor may also suggest some exercises that can help to strengthen the muscles that support the injured joint.  This can help avoid a recurrence of the same type of injury.

Regular Visits May Be Part of God Maintenance

For many, once they experience the relief that a chiropractor can provide, they want to continue.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can help make this happen.  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.  This means there is likely one near wherever you go.  So if using those hand tools puts a pain in your back, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get real relief.

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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