Fall’s arrival means it won’t be long before many Americans are outside raking and bagging leaves. And as many of us already know, that’s one outdoor activity that could result in achy muscles, excruciating back pain and a visit to a Yonkers chiropractic center. Why? By all accounts, fall leaf disposal requires a person to utilize the upper, middle and lower portions of the body. Before you head outside and get to work, truly think about it for a moment.
Our upper body holds the rake and works with our midsection to move the leaves into big, colorful piles. Then our lower body works to pick up the piles and plop them into wheelbarrows or garbage bags. Plus, during the entire activity, we’re moving about the lawn and spending a great deal of time standing upright. So that puts strain on our legs and spinal column too. With that said, it’s no wonder that after a weekend of leaf raking, many of us start the work week meeting with a Yonkers chiropractor and receiving chiropractic care.
Oftentimes, chiropractic care has the ability to ease a person’s raking induced pains in as little as one visit. It really all depends on which musculoskeletal areas were knocked out of place, overworked or injured during the lawn maintenance tasks. In mild situations, chiropractors may only need to perform a handful of manipulations. In the event of more serious leaf raking injuries, a drawn out series of manipulations, exercises, medications and additional therapies may prove to be the order of the day.
In addition, chiropractic care also includes information on body mechanics. So it would not be unusual for a licensed chiropractor to help a person learn how to rake and bag leaves without causing accidental, musculoskeletal injuries. To learn more about staying pain free while raking and bagging fall leaves, please contact a local chiropractor today.