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Scrubbing the Floor is a Painful Task: 3 Helpful Tips

By Virginia Laird

While I am fully aware that all the chores in the home must be done in a timely manner, often there are a few that I dread more than others. Like so many across the nation, scrubbing the floor is one that I would love to avoid. This task, while necessary, is a drain to the body. It often leads to back pain, knee pain, and at times pain through the neck. Still, there is little way to avoid it. Chiropractors suggest that there are a few things you can do to help relieve this pain from taking over your body as you beautify your floors, including:

  • Take breaks often to help avoid pain
  • Stretch prior to getting to work
  • Drop by your chiropractor

Take Breaks Often to Help Avoid Pain

As you prepare to scrub your floors, the simple thought of this chore can send your back into a quandary. Rather than putting the task off until it requires more work, chiropractors suggest that it can be done without a struggle. No matter how big or small the job, chiropractors suggest it is necessary to take breaks as you work. During your break it is advised that you stand and walk around to allow the body to release stress in the back. As you begin to take on the chore of scrubbing your floors, make sure you are not in a hurry and have time to take the advised breaks that can help prevent back pain.

Stretch Prior to Getting to Work

To start with, chiropractors insist that stretching can play a huge role in the prevention and management of back pain. For this reason, it is advised that those who find themselves scrubbing the floor should stretch prior to getting to work. This can help to release tension in the back which can build while working. Research suggests that such pain can, at times, be debilitating. The next time you find yourself getting ready to scrub your grout, tile, or any part of your floor, make sure you stretch before getting started.

Drop By Your Chiropractor

If you are one who struggles with back pain, no matter how much stretching and how many breaks youtake, a trip to your chiropractor can help. Research suggests that routine chiropractic care can help you manage and prevent back pain. Chiropractors use adjustments to the joints of the spine to restore function and release restriction. If you are ready to start making back pain part of your history, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to get started right away. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointment necessary, getting started on your routine care can be as simple as dropping by after you drop your kids off at school or on your way home from work today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.

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