LBP gardSpring is FINALLY here and it looks like nice weather is sticking around for awhile. It is the perfect time to get out in the yard, but please be careful. Mowing lawns, picking up sticks, digging in the garden, planting flowers, weeding, lugging heavy bags of mulch, and raking can all cause strain on the low back, mid-back and shoulders.

Make sure to stretch before and after, take breaks, and drink lots of water. If you do pull a muscle or overdo it, make sure to ice right away, and do not apply heat! Some essential oils, such as Panaway, help ease pain and discomfort as well. Be sure to get checked out by your chiropractor before doing any heavy lifting, as being out of alignment can make you more prone to injury. And if you do pinch or tweak something, make sure to get a chiropractic adjustment right away! Don’t let an injury get worse, take care of it right away!

About the Author

Dr. Brenda Trudell is a chiropractor and owner of New Beginnings Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, WI. The clinic focuses on natural health, especially for women, pregnancy and children through chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, fitness, nutrition, essential oils, and more. As a female chiropractor, she understands the special circumstances surrounding women's health. Men and women are not created equal, and it is important to acknowledge that in the healthcare world. She strives to find the most current healthcare information to help all of her patients.

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