Injured While Cleaning? Try Back Pain Treatments and Chiropractic Care

Treatment for Back PainSpring cleaning routinely lead to aches and pains. It’s easy to see why too. We contort our bodies in a myriad of unhealthy ways all in the name of removing dirt and grime. Plus, we compound the problem by improperly carrying around heavy cleaning supplies and equipment. For example, did you know that a one gallon bucket filled with soapy water is apt to weigh a good 9 pounds? Vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, can weigh as much as 25 pounds each. Now image what carrying around that kind of weight can do to your muscles, nerves and bones, especially if you’ve been inactive all winter.

The good news is back pain and other seasonal aches may be treated with chiropractic care. Chiropractors can perform spinal manipulations on injured spring cleaners that will ease sore muscles, release pinched nerves and put misaligned bones back into their proper places. Over time, their efforts can also help housekeepers, maids and others increase their overall flexibility and strength. In addition, chiropractors may be able to suggest various exercises and teach patients the basics of good body mechanics, which may decrease their chances of sustaining injuries while engaged in routine housework.

In general, chiropractors recommend that spring cleaners avoid activities like kneeling, crouching, overreaching and lifting heavy objects with their backs. It’s also a great idea to avoid twisting, stooping, bending over and working hard for hours at a time. If there are lots of spring cleaning tasks to be done, divide the work up amongst family members. If that’s not possible, chiropractors urge individuals to warm up before a day of heavy cleaning and pace themselves throughout the ordeal.

Changing positions often and periodically stopping to stretch out those kinks may help in the long run too. To learn more about back pain treatments and how chiropractors can help people injured during spring cleaning activities, please contact us.

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