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Keeping the Yard Clean and Your Back Pain-Free

By Virginia Laird

As the fall begins to take over and push summer out, all the changes that comes with the new season will begin to show up quickly. One of the main changes is the falling leaves. As these hit the ground, many will begin to start contemplating when to plan on cleaning the yard. Chiropractors advise that, for many, yard work can prove to be quite painful for the back. Research suggests that there are many precautions you can take to help keep back pain at bay while getting the yard beautiful, including:

  • Yard work takes time, just be prepared for that
  • Invest in wheels to help you lug the heavy bags
  • Visit your chiropractor regularly

Yard Work Takes Time, Just Be Prepared for That

There is nothing to hurry about when getting ready to do yard work. No matter what you plan to do in the yard, it is going to take time. Health and wellness experts advise that with this knowledge it is best to go ahead and plan to take a lot of breaks while doing this work. Research suggests that those who do not take proper breaks tend to experience more back pain and sometimes injury than those who break properly. During these breaks, it is advised that you get off your feet, do some light stretching, and even hydrate.

Invest in Wheels to Help You Lug the Heavy Bags

As you begin to rake the leaves that have fallen in your yard, you may begin to dread the heavy lifting that will be included in this task. It is with this in mind that you should begin to consider investing in a set of wheels to help you drag the heavy trash bags to their final destination. Chiropractors advise that pulling on these bags that are fully loaded with leaves can prove to cause damage to your spine. Instead, it is best to find something to help you haul these around more easily.

Visit Your Chiropractor Regularly

Chiropractors advise that routine care can help maintain and prevent pain and injury. As chiropractors use small adjustments to the spine, they restore function and release tension. If you are ready to begin preventing and managing your pain, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community today. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you.

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

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