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Spring Cleaning Can Be Back Aching

By Virginia Laird

With spring in the air, you may be ready to begin making the long list of chores that need to be done. Many refer to this lengthy list as spring cleaning. While it may be necessary to take the time to carefully complete each item on the list, it can prove to be painful for the body, especially the back. Rather than falling victim to back pain while trying to get the job done, take the advice of chiropractors. These professionals have offered some advice on how to prevent pain and injury while getting your spring cleaning done, including:

  • Allow yourself time to finish the job
  • Ask for help with heavy lifting
  • Consider routine trips to your chiropractor

Allow Yourself Time to Finish the Job

While getting the spring cleaning behind you may be enticing, it is best to allow plenty of time to finish it. Cleaning the entire house, both inside and out, can be physically taxing and take a great deal of time. Chiropractors suggest those taking on this chore should not try to finish the entire project in one day. Rather, it is advised you should allow a few days to complete it. Another tip to prevent back pain is to take breaks often. Chiropractors advise that one sure way to invite back pain is to try to do too much in a short period of time.

Ask for Help with Heavy Lifting

Do you find yourself lifting and tugging on heavy items while trying to deep clean your home? If so, you are not alone. Many trying to complete this annual cleaning project have the same issue. Chiropractors advise those who need to lift heavy items should ask for help. Research suggests that lifting items which are heavy lead to back injury more often than not. To prevent injury from haunting your back, never hesitate to ask for help when it comes to moving the furniture, lifting heavy boxes, or tugging on whatever heavy items you may need moved.

Consider Routine Trips to Your Chiropractor

To help prevent back pain, it can be a good idea to routinely visit your chiropractor. These professionals work to identify the cause of the pain. Research suggests that many who suffer with back pain do so because of function restriction. This can occur during routine house chores, working out, and a variety of other tasks. Restoring function can play a key role in managing back pain and preventing injury.

If you are ready to begin your personalized pain management plan, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more that 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. There are no appointments needed to be seen at these locations. Many also offer extended hours which make it easy to drop in on your way home from work.

Stop letting back pain get you down. Take control with help from your chiropractor!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C.

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