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Pumpkin Patch Picks: 3 Tips to Prevent Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

With fall in full swing you may begin to plan a trip to a pumpkin patch to collect your fall decor. You are not alone. Millions do exactly this at some point during the months of October and November. Chiropractors advise that there are a few things to keep in mind when heading to the pumpkin patch including:

  • Bring a set of wheels
  • Lift with your leg muscles
  • Visit the chiropractor

Bring a Set of Wheels

Chiropractors advise that prior to setting out to the local pumpkin patch it is best to bring along a set of wheels. It is true that most patches have wheelbarrows to help you haul your load to the car. However, it is hauling your load from the car to your home that you may need help with. You may also need a set of wheels if the patch is super crowded and the wheelbarrows are all taken. Bringing along a set of wheels is all about taking the action necessary to protect your back from pain. If you do not have a wagon, no worries. Bringing along a stroller or some other rolling device can help you avoid back pain.

Lift with Your Leg Muscles

You may have heard previously that you should always lift heavy loads with your leg muscles. Research suggests that this is true. Lifting with your leg muscles is a great way to prevent back pain. If you are uncertain how lifting with your leg muscles looks, check this site out for more help. Basically lifting with the leg muscles requires you to bend at the knees. If you find yourself bending at the waist to pick up heavy items, you are most likely lifting with your back, which will lead to pain and possibly injury.

Visit the Chiropractor

For those who struggle with back pain or would like to prevent having back pain, a trip to the chiropractor can be wise. Research suggests that routine chiropractic care can help work as a preventative for such pain. The same research suggests that those who suffer with pain and injury can turn to chiropractic care for a solution to such issues. If you are ready to add this care to your healthcare routine, locate The Joint Chiropractic in your community right away. There you will find chiropractors ready to help you map out a plan for your pain prevention. With no appointment necessary, getting started is as easy as dropping by. And with more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one located near you.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.

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