Back Pain Relief Can Happen
Do you fear the dreaded “S” word? Does it send chills down your back when you hear the word “snow”? Do bad memories remind you of the time you needed to shovel the snow and back pain appeared?
Well I am glad you have found us! Ease from back pain is possible after an injury.
Steps To Take To Avoid Injuring Your Back And How To Ease Back Pain
Prevention goes a long way to minimize back pain. Here is a list of some strategies you can use to prevent injury.
- 1Use a small shovel or lift small amounts of snow. Better yet, rather than lifting the snow, push the shovel instead. Be sure to use your legs to create momentum.
- 2Bend at the knees, not the back. This allows your strong leg muscles to do the lifting.
- 3Avoid twisting the body. Instead, take a step and turn the whole body so the back isn’t being overworked.
- 4Wear footwear with a thick tread and soft rubber. This type of footwear will keep you from slipping and falling in the snow.
- 5Be sure to stretch your back and legs following snow shovelling. Your muscles will tighten as you work, so doing some gentle stretches will prevent the body from seizing up once you’ve stopped.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of strategies you can use to prevent injury when shovelling the snow. Injuries do happen, for whatever reason, it happens. Thankfully there are strategies you can use to relieve your back pain. For some tips and advice on how to ease back pain, feel free to download this Free Report. In the Free Report, there are 9 different strategies you can use to start feeling better from your back pain.
Don’t Let Back Pain Stop You
Just because you have experienced back pain in the past, doesn’t mean you need to stop living life. It is estimated that at least 50% of the population has experienced low back pain at some point in their life. Taking proper preventative measures such as performing a regular stretching and strengthening exercise program will help. But, if you continue to experience prolonged back pain, there are treatments available for you. Most episodes of back pain can be helped with a customized physiotherapy program. Addressing your specific needs and getting you back to your desired activities is the goal of your physiotherapy treatment. If you have questions, because you are unsure if physiotherapy is the right course of action for you, please call us at 289-755-5502 or click on this link to speak with one of our Physiotherapists. They will happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have in helping you relieve your back pain