submitted by Dr. Stephen Sell, Sell Chiropractic
Whether we’re raking leaves, spreading mulch or planting flowers, these and other backbreaking chores can not only cause pain, but injury as well. Here are some valuable tips to help keep your back healthy the next time you tackle those outdoor to-dos:
- Keep the rake or shovel near your body to avoid injury. Extending it away from you and then pulling sharply inward could spell trouble for an older or vulnerable back.
- Try not to twist your torso.