Show Your Spine Some Love
By Donna Stark
Roses are red, violets are blue, spring is here, and you know what to do! It's time to turn your attention to your yard and gardens. But while you are showing your trees, flowers, and vegetables some extra love and attention, don't forget to show your spine some love too! Your spine is there for you every single day, and without it, you wouldn't be able to do a fraction of what you enjoy. So, it's important to remember how to keep it healthy during the times you are hard at work. Here are some easy and simple tips from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic that can help.
Invest in Ergonomic Tools
Generally, it isn't the actual work that causes pain in our backs, it's the sudden twists, the abnormal movements, and the incorrect lifting techniques that do! One way you can reduce the risk of injury is to invest in ergonomic tools for the yard and garden. These tools will help you maintain the correct form and can easily be purchased at your local stores or ordered online.
Stretch Before Activity
Although yard work and gardening can be very relaxing and peaceful, they can also be a lot of work. And not just for one body part! Mowing, raking, digging, planting, and pruning will work every muscle in your body, so it is to your absolute benefit to warm your body up first. Before you head out to clean your yard and tend to your garden, take some time to stretch and move your body. Just a few minutes will make all the difference in the world.
Ask for Help
It's admirable that you want to do it all on your own, but sometimes, a job is best left for the professional. If you don't have the skillset or the correct equipment to complete a task, ask for some help. It could very well be the one thing that keeps your spine from getting injured and you from needing to see a doctor.
Don't wait for that one day each year to give your spine some extra love. Show it how much you care by seeing your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic regularly. With customized care, precise adjustments that target underlying issues and poor alignment, and knowledgeable advice on how to implement spine-friendly habits, your chiropractor can help you maintain optimal health and wellness.
Loving Your Spine
Spring can be a busy time at your home, but with positive spinal health habits and routine chiropractic care, your body will be ready for whatever lies ahead. And that's not the only thing that will be ready. Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic will be ready too, so come on in today and give them a visit!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.