Tis the season for making your yard look better than your beloved neighbors. At Barton Chiropractic Clinic, we like to educate our patients about best practices for the back and spine during everyday activities -- because those are the types of daily motions we engage in which usually end up injuring us.
Yard Work is Hard Work
So make sure you work smart and consider what you're doing to your body. Using gardening tools and being hunched over for activities (raking, laying soil, planting, etc.) can be very strenuous for your back. So make sure that you're bending your legs and engaging your core whenever possible.
Be Sure to Switch it Up and Stretch it Out
This means before, after, and during your yard work. It's a fantastic idea to switch up your position when your body starts to experience strain. Switch hands, switch stances -- make sure it's an overall ambidextrous experience.
Don't Try to Do Too Much
This is especially true if it's your first time getting out there this year. You don't want to overextend yourself, which could yield an injury, an intense sunburn (doesn't matter if it's sunny or overcast), or strain/soreness.
Visit an Experienced Chiropractor in Homewood, IL
Before you get medieval on your yard, schedule an appointment with Barton Chiropractic Clinic. Chiropractic Care has been proven to reduce tension leading up to (and after) any rigorous activity. We can help reduce muscle pain while also providing preventive procedures for our diverse patient base of all ages. Contact us today to get started.