“I got it! I got it!” you undauntedly say to your McHenry fellow workers as you go to lift a large box all by yourself. Then, snap. Your back 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, Spengel Chiropractic helps 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 stress even the manliest of men’s lower backs!
“Why?” our McHenry 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 poorly. (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 broken down! But that's where Spengel Chiropractic comes to the rescue. Our Cox Technic is soothing!
What begins disc degeneration? Possibly, overburdening 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 McHenry men. Come let Spengel 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 overboard! Accept help when offered from others...and from Spengel Chiropractic!
Count on McHenry’s chiropractic services at Spengel Chiropractic. We help McHenry residents get rid of their back pain and inflammation and manage their disc degeneration all the time! Spengel 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.
Read these reference papers, and contact Spengel Chiropractic today!