Spring is Here!April 3, 2014 • By Marah Harrington
It’s a time when everything is new and we happily reintroduce our beloved outdoor activities. But it’s also a time when many of us injure ourselves doing the things we love. After months of being indoors and less active, we tend to overdo it as soon as a few beautiful days hit. “Perfect! I’ve been meaning to mow the lawn, plant bulbs, clean the gutters and ride my bike!” Many of these activities carry risks with them that we tend to ignore. Starting up your lawn mower or weed wacker, pulling weeds, digging for hours on end, and kneeling can cause stress on your spine and muscles. Many of us are excited about starting a new fitness routine and will dive headfirst into it without giving our muscles and joints the time to adjust to the new demands placed on them. For maybe the first time this year, your body will suddenly remind you that you have not done these kinds of activities for months on end.
Thankfully you have a doctor of chiropractic to help you through the joys of spring. Ask us about exercises you can do to prepare your body to handle the new stresses put on it. And if you have already injured yourself, consider chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to bounce back from dealing with joint, muscle, and nervous system problems. Anti-inflammatory medicines may be able to help you “tough it out” temporarily, but you may find yourself using more of these than necessary just to make it through the day. Chiropractic care can help you stay healthy and limber. That’s something pills cannot do.