The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is in town! There are tourists from all over the world who are participating in the event. It is beautiful to see all of the balloons in the sky. The fiesta is a great event however this is a time when injuries become common. If you don’t exercise regularly throughout the year and then all of the sudden you start lifting a large basket, containers of fuel, the balloon itself, and then go running through fields after the balloon you are likely to sustain an injury. Driving around in the back of trucks on dirt roads and open fields also can either create new injuries or aggravate old injuries in your neck, back, and hips. This is a good time to make an appointment for a chiropractic adjustment.
If this describes you it might be wise to start planning for next year’s balloon fiesta now. Make an appointment today for an evaluation and a treatment. It is important that your spine is free of restrictions and your muscles are balanced (or in a state of equilibrium). When a group of muscles are too tight and the opposing muscles are too loose, the resulting abnormal motion of the joints (dyskinesis) causes tendinopathies to form. This further weakens the joints and results in injuries.
Whether you have already injured yourself or would like to know how to prevent injuries in the future, make an appointment today.