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Yard Work & Gardening: Alleviate Muscle Pain This Spring

Yard Work & Gardening

If you enjoy spending time outdoors in your yard during the warmer months of the year, you undoubtedly want to keep your body in the best of health so that you can continue with your outdoor activities without incident. Yard work and gardening can cause muscle pain to occur, usually without warning. If you suffer from this type of pain, contact City Chiropractic in Portland to make an appointment for an evaluation. Here are a few ways to prevent muscle pain from gardening and doing yard work.

Do Simple Stretches Beforehand

Think of gardening or yard work as a sporting event. You need to prime your body before you start any type of strenuous activity to help keep yourself limber and ready for action. Reach for the sky for several seconds and then reach for your toes before repeating the stretch. Jog in place for a minute or two before you start your outdoor work. These simple actions can prepare your body for the work ahead.

Keep Necessary Tools Close By

When doing yard work or gardening, you will need to use a variety of tools to achieve the tasks you desire. Invest in a gardening cart so that these items are well within the range of your body at all times. This can keep you from twisting awkwardly when you reach for something.

Try Chiropractic Care for Optimal Health

Routine chiropractic care appointments can keep your body in the best condition for outdoor activities. It is best to see our chiropractors any time pain settles into the body so it can be alleviated without delay. Regular spinal adjustments can reduce joint stress and aid with the healing process, leading to an overall sense of well-being. Our chiropractors can include other methods, such as corrective exercises, to help keep you in greatest health.

Contact City Chiropractic in Portland if you require chiropractic care for muscle pain. Call our office at (503) 224-9513 to make an appointment with our chiropractors, or to learn more about the services we offer.

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