5 Tips for a Pain-Free Moving Day
By Brandi Swieter
Moving takes a considerable amount of time and energy. The back and body tend to feel extremely sore after this excursion, often due to people not handling the tasks properly. With a few tips, more and more people can experience a pain-free moving day that allows them to get things done much easier.
Use Moving Equipment
Lifting heavy furniture is bound to hurt the back, especially if there are multiple pieces to move. Using moving equipment is the best option for getting all of these items transported from the old home to the moving truck safely. Dollies and sliders are some of the best options.
Wear a Back Brace
A back brace helps provide stability and support. Anyone attempting to move, especially if it involves anything over 50 pounds, should wear one of these braces to prevent an ache in their back. Most fit well over the lower back to offer lumbar support.
Stretch Before Lifting
Before lifting any single item, it’s important to stretch out the body. It will help the muscles be prepared for the workload that’s to come and make it easier for them to handle. Without stretching first, the body will burn out faster and even has a higher chance of experiencing injury.
Wear Proper Footwear
Wearing sandals or flats is not recommended while moving because they do not provide adequate support to the body. A pair of comfortable and sturdy shoes that give the legs and core support are far better for the activity. Sandals are also hazardous, with a major possibility of tripping. Tennis shoes with grip provide a smaller chance of that happening.
Know Your Limits
People who are already aware they have back pain shouldn’t plan on handling a move alone. Asking for help or hiring professional movers would be the best bet in this situation. Moving could cause further problems for the back, and those who already suffer wouldn’t want to exacerbate their symptoms. It’s important for individuals to know their limits so they don’t push themselves too hard and cause problems.
Anyone still experiencing back pain after a move should visit The Joint Chiropractic to have joint restrictions eliminated. These restrictions could be the culprit for the pain or there may be another underlying issue the chiropractor can find. With additional tips for a pain-free moving day, people can leave the office with a better idea of how to handle packing and moving next time.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.