“I got it! I got it!” you boldly cry to your Richmond fellow workers as you go to lift all by yourself. Then, snap. Pain shoots up your back as it goes out!
Are you one of those men - or do you know one of those men - who thinks he can do it all? That doesn’t need any help? Well, Johnson Chiropractic runs into them - and their bad backs - all day long!
Men who have not experienced back pain or leg pain and do a lot of strenuous physical activity like lifting heavy things are at higher risk for hospitalization later on in life for a herniated lumbar disc. (1) Heavy workloads wrench even the manliest of men’s lower backs!
“Why?” our Richmond chiropractic patients often ask. Well, there are lots of reasons, but one reason for concern in those who overdo it at work and have a predisposition for degenerated lumbar discs is that degenerated discs tend to respond to spinal loading adversely. (2) The nucleus pulposus - the center of the disc - is most at risk of damage when it is degenerated. It just can’t absorb the load like a normal disc can. It’s run-down! But that's where Johnson Chiropractic comes to the rescue. Our Cox Technic is tempering!
What disc degeneration? Possibly, overworking the spine. Loading and compression affect the transport of nutrients and oxygen to the spinal cells. The functional spine depends on a healthy disc to do its job of moving nutrients in and out. (3) And smoking…Don’t! It induces disc degeneration. (4) Further, too much spinal loading may lead to inflammation, degeneration and cell death. (5) Inflammation irritates nerves. Degeneration shrinks the spinal canal area. And you certainly don’t want your cells to die! So, be careful, you Richmond men. Come let Johnson Chiropractic work on your overloaded discs to help them do their jobs better.
Don’t let this information scare you away from doing what you want or need to do. The key is to balance your physical activities because fear avoidance leads to increased disability, too. (6) So move, work, exercise and do what you need to do, but don’t go too wild! Accept help when offered from others...and from Johnson Chiropractic!
Count on Richmond’s chiropractic services at Johnson Chiropractic. We help Richmond residents get rid of their back pain and inflammation and manage their disc degeneration all the time! Johnson Chiropractic’s spinal manipulation, Cox Technic, and therapies like ice, ice/heat, and electrical stimulation drive out that inflammation and sedate the irritated nerves. Bottomline: you get back pain relief.
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