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Lighting Up Your Yard for the Holidays Without Pain

By Virginia Laird

It is the season for hanging lights in the yard and putting up a display to represent your love of Christmas. Are you ready for the daunting task of delicately hanging the lights around the roof? Whether you remember it from last season or not, piles of lights can weigh a ton. Pulling on them while reaching over your head for long periods of time can wreak havoc on the back. Chiropractors offer several tips to those who struggle with back pain while accomplishing anything grueling, including:

  • Don’t be afraid to enlist help
  • Make sure to lift using the legs
  • Routine chiropractic care is necessary

Don’t Be Afraid to Enlist Help

One thing is certain when it comes to hanging the lights in the yard: It can be a monstrous task. It can be wise to enlist some help. The job of decorating the yard for the holidays requires much more than what meets the eye. It can involve heavy lifting, climbing ladders, pulling and tugging, among a variety of other chores. If you struggle with back pain, or would like to avoid it altogether, chiropractors suggest it can be wise to line up some help prior to tackling the task.

Make Sure to Lift Using the Legs

With all the lifting required when decorating the yard, it can be easy to strain the back muscles. Chiropractors suggest lifting with the legs not matter how heavy the load may be. Lifting with the legs requires you to bend at the knees rather than at the waist. Chiropractors admit that lifting with the legs is the best way to protect the back and spine from damage and injury.

Routine Chiropractic Care is Necessary

Research suggests the best way to protect the back is to visit the chiropractor routinely. Chiropractors specialize in caring for the spine. Using small adjustments, the spine can be maneuvered into a position which can restore function that may have been strained or restricted with the shifting of the spine.

To get started on your personalized healthcare plan to help prevent and manage back pain, visit The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With no appointment necessary you are sure to get the care you need when you are ready and available to be seen. It can be as easy as dropping by on your way home from work.

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

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