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Sometimes we can do something wrong even if we had the best of intentions. While this is true in basically any subject in life, here at Wirth Chiropractics we really only deal with the physical aspects of things. In this current correspondence, I want to talk about hurting yourself while trying to be healthy. If you’ve ever gone running or headed to the gym to work on your upper body strength only to find that you have a sore back afterwards, you know exactly what I mean. You are trying to keep your body in good shape and form and all of a sudden you feel betrayed. You’re trying to help your body and this is how it repays you? Well luckily there are some things that you can do.
When you have a hurt back, you don’t want to do anything. Sometimes that is exactly what the doctor ordered, so to speak. At times, depending on the injury, you may just need a day or two to recuperate. Lying in bed and watching television may be just what you need to do. Just make sure that a habit of this doesn’t develop, otherwise you will be right back where you started before you were exercising.
Another thing that you may want to do is take a nice warm shower or bath. This can help to loosen up your muscles in your back that may have tightened in order to protect the injury. Stay in there for a while with the hot water hitting the affected area and see if this helps. If water isn’t an option, or if you are just tired of taking showers, you can try a heating pad or rice filled sock to simulate this feeling. You may even want a heated massager, but be careful with those as they can sometimes further damage an injury.
If you ask me, your best option to recover from a back injury that you sustained during exercise is to come into Wirth Chiropractic for a spinal adjustment. A simple manipulation of your back can have you feeling like new in no time. You may even get rid of pain that you didn’t notice you were carrying with you. Come on in today and see what we can do for you. You might be amazed at how much of a difference it makes for you!

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