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Heavy Traffic May Bring on Back Pain

By Tom Herrin

Back pain is one of the most common problems people can have.  When it hits, they may spend hours in misery each day.  Many times, they may end up walking the floor endlessly due to the fact that they can't seem to find any kind of reprieve.  Some of the prime ways they end up this way are from auto accidents, work-related accidents, and home-related accidents.  A lot of back pain comes from accidents. But people may be surprised to find out that back pain can also come from some kinds of repetition in the day-to-day function of life.  Those who drive to and from work each day in heavy traffic may be well aware of the stress the drive places on the body.  This constant starting and stopping has a way of damaging the back.  If you have back pain from commuting, a visit to a chiropractor may have you smiling again.

The Back Works Overtime

When people endure the stress of start-stop driving, it can really give muscles that support the back a workout which can cause them to be strained.  When this happens, a joint dysfunction may occur in which pressure is placed on a nerve.  It may not be noticed at first but can grow in time and interfere with all activities.  Pain medication may only mask the problem.  They may spend nights walking the floor.

Chiropractors Know Backs

When people go to a chiropractor with back pain, they generally receive an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its normal position.  This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain.  It is all natural and no pain medication is used.  This means there is no risk of addiction or side effects.  People may be able to return to their regular daily routine sooner.  The chiropractor may suggest some exercises that can help strengthen the muscles that support the injured joint.

Some Prefer Regular Visits

Anytime someone feels the relief a chiropractor can provide, they enjoy it.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that won't break the bank.  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 you have back pain from too much driving in traffic, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get that traffic off of your back.

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

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