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Keeping Pain Away While Working in the Yard

By Virginia Laird

Have you started working in your yard just yet? For millions across the nation, spring is the time of year to begin planting flowers, weeding the yard, and making great effort to get your yard lovely. While spending a great deal of time making your yard beautiful, you may find yourself struggling with back pain. Chiropractors suggest that there are a few things you can do to help eliminate back pain from the chore of yard work. A few tips suggested that you try include:

  • Always stretch before you begin
  • Take breaks while working
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects alone

Always Stretch Before You Begin

Chiropractors suggest that stretching before any work that requires a great deal of lifting and tugging can be beneficial in preventing back pain. There is no need to think these stretches should be difficult. Chiropractors suggest that simple toe touches, back stretches, and neck rolls can loosen the muscles enough to release tension. Before you start your next day in the yard, make sure you stretch first.

Take Breaks While Working

Although you are likely to want to get done working in the yard as fast as possible, chiropractors suggest making sure you have plenty of time to take breaks along the way. It is suggested that these breaks can offer you the ability to release tension in the back to help manage such pain. During these breaks, chiropractors encourage you to get off of your feet, stretch, and hydrate. Taking proper care of your back can help you manage and prevent unwanted back pain.  

Avoid Lifting Heavy Objects Alone

Where there is work in the yard to be done, there is heavy lifting too. Chiropractors suggest that there is no need for you to do any heavy lifting alone. Instead, chiropractors suggest that you call a friend or two to help you lift the heavy load. Research suggests that sharing the weight of heavy lifting can help prevent back pain and injury. It is also necessary to make sure you lift with your legs, rather than your back. Lifting with your legs requires bending at the knees rather than at the waist.

If you are one who needs more help tackling your back pain, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. 

With these helpful tips, you are now ready to tackle to daunting task of yard work without the dreadful pain which may typically accompany it.

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

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