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When Spring Cleaning Becomes a Pain in the Back

Every year, hundreds if not thousands of people suffer some type of low back injury. Often, these injuries occur in the spring when people are anxious to get outside after months of being penned indoors by the winter season. After months of minimal activity, it is relatively easy to injure your back through over-exertion or improperly lifting heavy objects.
Regular chiropractic care can help you prevent such injuries in the first place. However, if you find yourself suffering from lower back pain that does not go away with rest, you may want to consider adding regular chiropractic treatment to your healthcare regimen. There are also some common safety precautions you can take to prevent lower back injuries while working in your yard.
Maintain good muscle tone and flexibility during winter months. The more fit you are, the less likely you will be to suffer from a lower back injury caused by over exertion.

Lift with your knees, not your back. If an object is too heavy for you to move without strain, don’t lift it alone.

Use tools that fit your build. Using tools that are too big or too small can force you into positions that open you up to injury.Stop when it hurts. Minor injuries can become major pain when you try to force yourself to work through pain.Use ice, heat, and rest to alleviate muscle tension.

It is always a good idea to visit your chiropractor on a regular basis even if you are not currently experiencing any problems. This can prevent you from suffering a back injury or some other type of injury while you are working in your yard.
In the event that you do suffer an injury, visiting Westside Chiropractic Center in Plantation FL can be an integral part of the recovery process. Working in your yard and getting ready for spring is something that most people enjoy, but it is also something that you should do carefully in order to ensure that you do not injure yourself. Be safe and contact us with any questions you may have.
At Westside Chiropractic Center, our team is here to help answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us today.
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