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Don't Let Hanging the Holiday Lights Be Painful

By Virginia Laird

'Tis the season to sparkle and shine, at least for the holiday yard decor. Like many others across the nation you may be planning to get outside to hang the Christmas lights. Chiropractors advise that it is necessary to be mindful of your back when trying to take on this task. Research indicates that each year many land themselves in the emergency room with back pain related to lifting and tugging on holiday decorations and hanging Christmas lights. Rather than allowing this to be you, chiropractors have offered a list of tips to follow to help you avoid such pain, including:

  • Make time to take breaks while hanging the lights
  • Avoid packing too much work into one day
  • Give chiropractic care a chance

Make Time to Take Breaks While Hanging the Lights

For many, getting the lights hung on the house in a matter of hours is the goal. However, most who push themselves to accomplish such a chore in a small amount of time can overdo it. This can be the cause of much back pain, and at times injury to the spine. For this reason, chiropractors suggest that it is necessary that you allow for plenty of time to take breaks while beautifying the house for the holidays. During these breaks it is advised that you stretch to help release tension in the back and neck.

Avoid Packing Too Much Work into One Day

If you are one who has a die-hard love for holiday decorations, you may find yourself decorating from dawn until dusk without completing the job in one day. Chiropractors recommend that decorating the house for hours on end, although exciting, can be enough to cause back pain. Rather than trying to squeeze hours of time on your feet, tugging, and pulling on heavy objects, it is best that you try not to pack too much into one day. Chiropractors advise it is better to protect the back from pain by taking your time, even if it requires you to decorate over the course of a few days.

Give Chiropractic Care a Chance

For years, hundreds across the state have put chiropractic care to the test when trying to find a solution to back pain. It may be time you join the club. Research suggests that routine chiropractic care can help prevent and manage back pain. Some suggest that such care can help reduce the need of pain medication.

If you are ready to put this method of pain prevention to the test, locate The Joint Chiropractic in your community and plan on dropping by on your way home from work. With no appointment necessary, it is easy to get your routine care started right away. With more than 425 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. Start planning today for your pain prevention plan right away.

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

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