Yard Work and Gardening: Alleviate Muscle Pain this Spring
The final frost of winter is upon us and it is time to start preparing for spring, which may mean pushing our bodies a little harder than usual to complete landscaping tasks. Gardeners in Springfield turn to Centennial Chiropractic Clinic when yard work results in muscle pain. Your spring can bloom with productivity with a little self-care and some support from your chiropractor.
Taking Care of Your Body when Gardening
Listening to your body can be the most effective way to avoid injury as the seasons change, and we turn toward working in the yard. Pacing yourself, staying hydrated on warmer days, being mindful of your posture along with wearing supportive footwear aid in avoiding pain and discomfort. Working with your chiropractor to learn stretching techniques and corrective exercises when an injury has been present can also reduce your potential for pain as you beautify your home and garden.
Why does my body hurt after working in the yard?
Many of the movements associated with yard work can cause us to feel pain:
- Shoveling and raking dirt, leaves and other yard debris.
- Pushing and pulling wheelbarrows, heavy yard waste bins, mowing the lawn and operating yard tools.
- Lifting bags of soil, moving stones and carrying heavy items.
- Bending, kneeling and crouching in awkward positions pulling weeds and sowing seeds.
- Falling and tripping hazards arise when using a ladder or rushing in congested areas of the yard.
Landscaping is a labor of love and supporting your body is a sure way to keep doing the work you enjoy. Addressing instances of muscle, back and joint pain at the onset with your chiropractor may lessen downtime for healing and have you back to caring for your garden much faster.
Reach out to Centennial Chiropractic Clinic Today!
Your chiropractor in Springfield is here to help you with spinal adjustments, massage therapy, spinal decompression and more so you can enjoy the beauty of spring. Call today to schedule a consultation (541) 726-6521.