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It's Time to Rake the Leaves: 3 Tips to Avoid Pain

By Virginia Laird

Ready or not, it is time to begin thinking about the falling leaves and how they will need to be raked in the very near future. If you are lucky, you only have a couple of small trees in your yard. Nevertheless, you will have a great deal of work ahead of you as you strive to clean the yard after all the leaves are evicted from the branches. Chiropractors suggest that before you grab your tools and head to the yard, there are a few things you need to consider to help prevent back pain while getting the job done. A few of these tips include:

  • Plan to take plenty of breaks
  • Get a friend to help you do the heavy lifting
  • Plan a trip to the chiropractor

Plan to Take Plenty of Breaks

While the chore of yard work can take hours to complete, it is best (when trying to avoid back pain) that you plan to take plenty of breaks. During the breaks, chiropractors recommend that you stretch lightly to release tension in the spine, get off your feet to allow your body to rest, and hydrate.

Get a Friend to Help You Do the Heavy Lifting

When you decide you are finally ready to begin this task, chiropractors advise you get help doing all the heavy lifting. As you already know, when the leaves are packed into bags, the weight can be overwhelmingly heavy. Research suggests that tugging on these bags can put a great deal of strain on the spine, which can cause injury. Make sure you get your friends lined up and ready to help before you hit the yard.

Plan a Trip to the Chiropractor

For those who struggle to keep back pain away, it is necessary that you consider giving routine chiropractic care a try. Movement in the spine can cause restriction in the spine that can be the root cause of pain. While there, your chiropractor will use small adjustments to release tension and restore function to the joints of the spine. Consider planning your routine chiropractic care right away.

If you are ready to begin your pain prevention plan, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. There are more than 400 locations nationwide, making it easy to locate one near you. With no appointment necessary, getting started can be as easy as dropping by on your way home from work.

Now you know everything you need to get your yard work done without suffering with back pain. Best of luck!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.

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