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The Pain After the Party: Recovering from Thanksgiving

thanksgiving recovery, pain after thanksigivingEven though the turkey and dressing are gone, Thanksgiving can linger. There’s the good kind of linger – the one where your family sticks around to watch the Iron Bowl and the fun never ends – and there’s the bad kind of linger: the kind that comes with pain. We’re not talking about pants that are too tight (heck, you burned those extra calories watching the big game!). We’re talking the kind of pain that comes from the leaf raking you did before lunch, the heels that looked oh-so-great, and the nieces and nephews who treated you like a jungle gym.

Sometimes these Thanksgiving aches and pains go away on their own – you wake up on Friday morning, and you’re back to your old self. Other times, it’s time to get some help. Dr. Vrbka likes to explain pain in two ways: “good pain” and “bad pain.” Good pain is what you feel the morning after the Turkey Trot. Your legs are sore, but you feel like you’ve pushed your body to accomplish your goals. Bad pain is different. It’s sharp and shooting. This kind of pain signifies something is wrong, and just relying on rest probably isn’t the best option.

Instead of waiting for the bad pain to (hopefully) go away on its own, the best way to get yourself back in fighting shape is to take time for yourself. This means making an appointment with your doctor to evaluate your aches and get treatment for your injuries. If you’re feeling this kind of pain, make an appointment at Advantage Chiropractic Clinic. We’re ready to help you recover!

Advantage Chiropractic Clinic is an Auburn, Alabama-based clinic specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and diseases. Dr. Brad Adams and Dr. Tom Vrbka are highly trained specialists with advanced chiropractic training who can assist with acute or chronic pain.



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