Pull Weeds, Not Your Back

Spring is finally here and many people will spend more time outside mowing the lawn, planting and pulling weeds. Gardening can be both enjoyable and a good work out. But all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling can quickly take a toll and cause neck and back pain.

When you garden it’s not just your green thumb that’s affected; it’s also your back, upper legs, shoulders that take the brunt. One of the most important things to remember is to stretch your muscles before starting any gardening project.

In fact a gentle warm up and cool down period is just as important for gardening as any other work out or physical activity. This will help prevent injuries, pain and stiffness when you perform stretches before and after.

Here are a few stretches we recommend to help alleviate muscle pain after the time you spend in your garden. And remember, stretching should not be painful.

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Last but not least, be sure to keep up with your regular chiropractic treatments.