Jan 31, 2015

Keeping Your Back Healthy With Help From Your Peabody Chiropractor


By Elke Hermann

One of the most common complaints in the United States today, is back discomfort. In fact, in any 3 month period, one fourth of the adult population in the US will experience a day with back pain, according to the NIH (National Institute of Health). To avoid many painful conditions, taking care of your back is extremely important and you can depend on your Peabody chiropractor for assistance.

The health of a spine depends on its alignment, and many things can affect this alignment. If muscles in one's back or abdomen are stressed or weakened, it can place pressure on the spine, resulting in misalignment. Eventually, other parts of one's spine may be affected.

A spine is made up of bones (vertebrae), soft disks, and many nerves. If anything goes wrong with the spinal structure, the nerves within can be affected. For example, a neck misalignment can cause headaches or dizziness. A low back misalignment may cause the back, legs, or even feet, to throb with pain, numbness or burning sensations.

The older you get, the more likely you are to have a painful back. It's even more likely if your parents had back pain. The effects of wear and tear on your spine can be greatly increased in you are overweight or do not get much exercise each day. Of course, some kinds of back conditions are a result of injury from improper lifting or accidents.

If you want to keep your back in good condition, you should eat right, exercise, and seek care from your chiropractor. Your chiropractic doctor can help you avoid many problems before they start. This is done with education and holistic therapy programs that are time tested.

Modern chiropractic stresses the importance of natural therapy for pain relief. By addressing the cause of your pain, it can sometimes be relieved without the use of drugs or invasive procedures. To make an appointment with your chiropractor in Peabody, MA, you only need to call the office.

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