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Walking the Dog Can Be Painful

By Tom Herrin

Are you one of those who spend evenings enjoying the outdoor walks with a friend?  If that friend happens to be a dog, there may be enjoyment as well as challenges involved.  Most dogs are pretty curious creatures by nature.  Their sense of smell is very keen and tends to overwhelm all of their other senses.  This means that they smell of everything and follow any trail of such scent wherever it leads.  If you happen to be on the other end of a leash, you may end up being a follower of the dog.  While it may be fun, it can also be a beating in terms of physical work and back pain could be in the picture.  If you have back pain from walking with man's best friend, a visit to a chiropractor may brighten your future.

The Back and the Dog

Dogs can be lots of fun.  I love them, but they can also be physically trying.  They go and explore and drag their owners along the way.  Those sudden jerks may place lots of uneven tension on the muscles that support the spine.  This may cause them to be strained and lose their ability to do their job.  A joint dysfunction may occur in which pressure is placed on a nerve causing pain.  Pain medication probably serves as only a temporary fix.  

Chiropractors Can Do Real Fixes

When you go to a chiropractor with back pain, you will likely be given an adjustment in which 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 it is all done naturally, no pain medication is used.  There is no risk of addiction or side effects.  You may well return to your regular daily activities sooner because healing may be much faster.

Many Choose Regular Visits

Once people experience the relief a chiropractor can provide, they are usually in and want to make it a part of their lives.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that work for any kind of budget.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 500 locations nationwide.  If your dog taking you for a walk gives you back pain, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and enjoy that walk more tomorrow.

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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