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Effects of Gardening and Yard Work on Your Back

Multicare Health Clinic Discusses The Effects of Gardening and Yard Work on Your Back

Gardening can sure prove to be a workout. However, your body may be affected negatively by all the yard work and gardening. Thus a beautiful activity turns into neck pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, and back pain. You can avoid the gardening back pain and enjoy the gardening with the help of our chiropractor at the Multicare Health Clinic in Sioux City, IA.

Suggestions From Our chiropractor

Gardening and yard work can be a fulfilling activity that leaves you feeling happy and satisfied, but it is important to make sure your body is prepared. As with any other physical activity, gardening requires a warm-up and cool-down period. Injuries, stiffness, and pain can be alleviated by performing simple stretches. Some of these stretches can help in muscle pain alleviation.

Garden Fitness Stretches

Breathe in and out before stretching, slowly and rhythmically. Be as comfortable as possible as you stretch; it should not be painful. Stand up straight then try grabbing your ankle’s front from behind. Hold this position for 15 seconds as your heel pulls towards your buttocks. One more rep and then switch legs. While standing, lift your arms up above your head, palms up and fingers weaved together. For 10 seconds lean to one side, then switch to the other. Do three more reps of this stretch.

As you stand up stretching as far as comfortably possible, rotate to one side as your arms are wrapped around yourself. Maintain this position for 10 seconds then reverse the rotation. Do two or three more repetitions. The final caveat would be to remain vigilant of your body posture, body technique, and body form while gardening. Alternate your stance and movements, don’t bend and kneel to keep your body and muscles balanced.

After the Gardening and Yardwork

Should you feel muscle pains and aches after gardening, you can apply a heat pack after two days and a cold pack for the first 48 hours in the area of the pain. Consider seeking the services of a chiropractor who has a lot of techniques in their armory including spinal decompression.

Chiropractic clinics practices drug-free, non-invasive techniques such as non-surgical spinal decompression to relieve you of your gardening back pain. Our Sioux City Chiropractor goes beyond healing gardening related injuries.

Contact Our Multicare Health Clinic in Sioux City, IA Today!

To learn more about us or to request an appointment, please call us at 302-828-0051 or visit our Multicare Health Clinic center at 1101 Twin-C Lane #201 Newark, DE 19713.

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