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Getting the Yard Holiday Ready and Avoid Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

For many, it can be thrilling to drag out the boxes of holiday decor that were stashed neatly since the previous year. Tucked inside these boxes are a host of treasures, including enough lights and yard decor to make your home glow, and much more.  For many, the thought of putting up the lights outside can be enough to bring on back pain. Chiropractors report that each year, hundreds seek help reducing back pain which originated after hanging holiday lights and lugging Christmas yard decorations to their display spot. Rather than falling victim to this same simple task, chiropractors offered a list of things you can do to help prevent such pain, including:

  • Stretch before you begin hanging holiday lights
  • Solicit help when lifting heavy objects
  • Make a trip to your chiropractor

Stretch Before You Begin Hanging Holiday Lights

Chiropractors suggest that prior to any physical activity it is best for the back to stretch. This includes various household chores, including hanging the Christmas lights. Although the lights themselves are not heavy, reaching over the head for long periods of time and climbing up and down a ladder can push the back to its limit. Before you head out to hang your holiday lights and yard display, make sure you do some light stretches to help release tension and keep back pain at bay.  

Solicit Help When Lifting Heavy Objects

There are many pieces to holiday decorating, and most can be manageable without being too much of a struggle. However, when it comes to the yard, many are large, bulky, and heavy. This can prove to be a challenge to move about the yard without a struggle and pain. Chiropractors suggest that it is best to solicit help from friends (or family) when getting the yard holiday ready. This is a great way to prevent back pain.

Make a Trip to Your Chiropractor

Research suggests that chiropractic care is a great source when trying to free your life of back pain. Some suggest that routine chiropractic care can help prevent such pain. If you are one who is leery of such care, it is time to put this worry behind you. Using small adjustments to the joints of the spine, chiropractors manipulate the spine to eliminate restriction. Doing this can improve mobility, flexibility, and prevent pain.

If you are ready to make a trip to your chiropractor a reality, locate The Joint Chiropractic in your local community to get started right away. There, chiropractors are ready to help you get a personalized pain prevention and management plan started. With no appointment necessary, getting started can be as easy as dropping by before or after you hang your Christmas lights. And with no appointment necessary, you can be seen when you feel you are ready. Make time right away to get started putting the pain behind you.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Diego, Calif.

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