Chores Hurting Your Back? See Your Chiropractor!
By Donna Stark
It's easy to skip happy hour with your friends or the movies with your significant other when you are in pain, but it's not so easy to push off your responsibilities at home. Between the laundry and the dusting and the grocery shopping, if it's not you, who will step up and take care of it all? Don't allow the pain in your spine, muscles, or joints, keep you from being productive in the home. There are some steps you can take to help alleviate your discomfort and reduce the risk of further damage, and the first one starts at The Joint Chiropractic. Take a look at how chiropractic care and simple changes in your routines can make a difference in your life.
Establishing Routine Chiropractic Care
Overuse injuries to our joints, muscles, and tendons happen more often than we think, and can cause serious pain issues, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and degeneration to develop. Fortunately, routine chiropractic care can help reduce the risk of those problems and alleviate the pain you may be experiencing so you can get things done. Proper alignment of the body can help ease muscle tension, reduce inflammation, and improve joint function.
Lightening the Loads
Are you one of those who attempt to load 14 bags of groceries on your arms, just to reduce the number of trips to the car? Or do you load those laundry piles so high that they go past your head? Well, you may want to lighten your loads because you may be risking an injury! Give your body a break and take the extra few minutes to break your jobs up into smaller bits.
Dividing Your Work
It's no wonder that your body is sore after cleaning your home when you tackle all your chores in one day. Try dividing the cleaning and shopping and spread them out throughout the week. By spending 30 minutes a day to focus on your responsibilities, you could potentially save yourself from pain and actually allow yourself more time with loved ones on that one day you always reserved for cleaning.
Correcting Your Posture
With all the bending, reaching, pushing, and twisting, cleaning the home is a workout, that's for sure! And that's why it is so important to use proper posture while getting everything done. Pay attention to how you bend and lift, carry items close to your body, and avoid twisting your back!
Cleaning Safety 101
By establishing routine chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic and making simple changes to your cleaning habits, you can start feeling more confident in taking care of your responsibilities safely and effectively! Happy cleaning!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.