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What You Can Do to Rake the Leaves Sans Pain

By Virginia Laird

It's that time again! Time to begin planning to rake the leaves. This is possibly one of the least exciting chores you may face around the house. Still, it is necessary to get done. Chiropractors admit that each year, millions troop to their offices in search of help to prevent back pain caused by completing this daunting task. Still, chiropractors encourage patients apply a few tips to their yard work plan, including:

  • Plan ahead for breaks
  • Stretch before you begin
  • Solicit help with your yard

Plan Ahead for Breaks

According to chiropractors, taking breaks can be an essential part of preventing and managing back pain. It is suggested that you always plan plenty of time to take breaks when working in the yard. These breaks should come every hour to two hours. During these breaks you should hydrate and stretch. Chiropractors also advise that you should find time to get off of your feet for a few minutes. Giving the body the rest it needs can be key to preventing and managing pain.

Stretch Before You Begin 

Chiropractors admit that stretching prior to yard work, or any other type of strenuous work, is a great way to prevent and manage back pain. These stretches can be simple and should always include stretching the back and neck. Follow the advice of your chiropractor and begin stretching before you start your work in the yard. 

Solicit Help with Your Yard

It is always a good idea to get help when you have a great deal of hard work ahead. Not only can having help be fun and exciting, it can help get the work accomplished much faster. When you solicit help you will also have someone to help lift your heavy items and loads of leaves. Before you plan your day in the yard this fall, reach out to friends and family to find the help you need. 

For those who need more help than these tips can provide, consider routine chiropractic care. Your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic will help you pinpoint where your pain begins and exactly how to go about eliminating and managing such pain. If you are ready to embark on your routine chiropractic care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood to get started. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, you can be seen when you need care the most. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in St. Charles, Mo.

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