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People May Make the Home Safe or a Hazard

By Tom Herrin

Many times, when people sustain injuries, it happens at their own homes.  It is not uncommon for them to have injuries in a place in which they are very comfortable.  This may be part of the problem.  When they do the same things everyday, they often become accustomed to walking around, or over, the things that may be out of place.  Another thing that may happen is spills.  Walking over a familiar path suddenly changes when there is some kind of standing liquid.  The end result of these types of accidents can be back pain.  If some household incident suddenly causes back pain for you, a trip to a chiropractor may make home a place of pleasant events again.

Why Does the Back Take the Brunt?

The back is a unique part of the body.  It is designed to have movement but also provide the stability needed as a place of support for movement of other parts.  When someone sustains a sudden jolt, as in a fall, the muscles in the back may become strained.  When this happens, they may fail in their proper support of the spine.  A joint dysfunction may occur in which pressure is placed on a nerve.  This can cause pain.  This pain may be pronounced or very subtle and grow with passing time.

Chiropractors May Provide Relief

When people go to a chiropractor with back pain, they are usually given an adjustment.  In this, the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its optimal position.  This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain.  Since this is all natural, no pain medication is used.  There is no risk of addiction or side effects.  A return to normal daily activities may be sooner.  The shorter the period of time off with injury, the better.

Regular  Visits to a Chiropractor May Support Good Health

Lots of times, when people feel the relief that can be provided by a chiropractor, they want more.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can help to make those visits easier.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 475 locations nationwide.  If a household accident gives your back a painful experience, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and let home be your happy place again.

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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