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Yard Work and Back Pain: Advice From the Experts

By Virginia Laird

There are millions who cringe at the thought of working in the yard. For many, this chore can invite a great deal of back pain. Nevertheless, the work must be done. Chiropractors have suggested a few tips for preventing back pain, including:

  • Lift with your legs
  • Invest in a rolling device
  • Plan for breaks throughout the day

Lift With Your Legs

When it comes to lifting heavy loads, chiropractors teach that lifting with your legs is best for your back. Still, there are plenty who find themselves lifting with their back muscles. Chiropractors encourage patients to practice lifting properly at all times to make this a habit. The biggest difference in lifting properly is where you bend. Lifting with your legs requires you to bend at the knees. Those who lift with their back find themselves bending at the waist. Start right away making the changes necessary to prevent back pain and injury while lifting heavy objects and loads.

Invest In a Rolling Device

Chiropractors say that investing in a rolling device is helpful when trying to prevent back pain. With the wide variety of jobs to accomplish in the yard can come a host of heavy and large objects to lift and move. A device with wheels can help take the load off of the back. Consider investing in one right away to help you avoid trouble with your back when you head out to the yard.

Plan for Breaks Throughout the Day

Those who plan to spend time working in the yard need to make sure to include time for breaks. Although you may want to get to work and complete your tasks as quickly as possible, it is best that you include plenty of time for breaks. These breaks should include stretches and time off of your feet. Make sure you include time for breaks as you plan your day of yard work. 

For those who need more support to prevent and manage back pain, it can be a great idea to give chiropractic care a try. Your chiropractor can help you determine a plan to meet your needs. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic to get you started on your routine care now. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary, you are sure to get the help you need when you need it most. 

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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