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Chiropractic care can be a helpful option for treating back pain caused by yard work. Yard work often involves repetitive motions, heavy lifting, and awkward positions, which can strain the muscles and joints in the back. Chiropractors use non-invasive techniques to manipulate the spine and joints, which can help alleviate pain, improve range of motion, and restore function. They may also use other modalities, such as massage therapy, heat or ice therapy, and stretching exercises, to help relieve pain and improve function. If you have severe or chronic back pain, or if you experience numbness, tingling, or weakness in your limbs, you should seek attention immediately. In addition, it's important to take steps to prevent back pain from occurring in the first place. This can include using proper lifting techniques, taking frequent breaks during yard work, and warming up before starting any physical activity.
Using proper lifting techniques can help prevent back injuries when doing yard work. Here are some tips for safe lifting:
Stand close to the object you want to lift and keep your feet shoulder-width apart.
Bend at your knees, not your waist, and keep your back straight.
Tighten your core muscles to support your spine and keep your balance.
Grip the object firmly and lift with your legs, not your back muscles.
Avoid twisting your body while lifting. If you need to turn, pivot your feet instead of twisting your torso.
Hold the object close to your body and avoid reaching or stretching while carrying it.
Lower the object slowly and use the same technique as when lifting it.
Remember, it's important to take breaks and stretch regularly when doing yard work. If you experience pain or discomfort while lifting, stop immediately and take a break. Using proper lifting techniques and taking precautions can help prevent back injuries and pain.
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1. American Chiropractic Association. (n.d.). Tips for lifting and carrying objects. Retrieved from https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics/Tips-for-Lifting-and-Carrying-Objects
2. Mayo Clinic. (2021). Back pain. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/back-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20369906
3. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (2019). Low back pain fact sheet. Retrieved from https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet
4. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). Back injury prevention. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/back-injury-prevention
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