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How to Keep Pain Out of Your Big Move

By Donna Stark

Are you getting ready to move into your dream home? This is a day you have been waiting for what seems like forever, so of course, there is going to be some excitement in the air. However, don't let that excitement distract you from playing it safe. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with this day and the worst of them all is if someone ends up getting hurt, especially if you are doing the move on your own. Fortunately, there are several things you can do ahead of time to keep everyone safe and the excitement ripe! Take a look at the following suggestions from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.

Filling Boxes

Moving is a pain, and if you don't pack things correctly, that pain can go from being an annoying chore to a stabbing jolt in the middle of your back. It is vital that you pack your items in their boxes correctly if you want to reduce the risk of injury. Make sure you aren't putting too much into each box. You can tell if it's too much if you can't lift it easily. Also, make sure the boxes are sturdy and aren't falling apart. It's always a good idea to reinforce the bottoms with extra tape.


Nobody wants to carry heavy boxes to one room only to find out they belong in another, so be sure to label everything. Labeling the contents of your boxes will not only reduce the amount of lifting and carrying everyone has to do, it will also help keep your valuables and fragile items safe. So, before you start boxing things up, make sure you have a set of markers nearby!

Lifting and Moving

There is going to be a lot of lifting happening on this day so you may want to review proper lifting techniques and form with everyone who is helping. Squat down in front of the box to be picked up, hold the item close to your body, use your leg muscles to lift, and keep your back in a neutral position. You can also use a dolly for the really heavy boxes and furniture, and make sure your pathway is clear of any obstacles!

A Pain-Free Move

Whether you are moving across the street or out of state, your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic hope everything goes as smoothly as it can. And remember, if pain does end up in the picture, they are more than happy to help you get rid of it!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Farmington, Utah. 

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