Back Pain From Shoveling Snow

Back Pain From Shoveling SnowIt is definitely the time of year when we spend more time shoveling snow. Shoveling snow is one of the most common causes of back strain and more serious back injury. Advanced Medical of Twin Cities can both prepare you for the coming months of snow shoveling and respond to the strain and/or injury that occurs from having to do so much of it.

Removing snow from sidewalks and driveways is necessary for most homeowners, and even those who enjoy the less intensive work associated with using a snow blower are still forced to move a heavy tool around a slippery surface. Snow blowers make snow removal easier, but they do not necessarily make snow removal easy. The truth is that most of us do not have snow blowers. Most of us still move snow off sidewalks and driveways the old-fashioned way–with a shovel and the muscles in our legs, arms, and lower back.

Non-Invasive Treatment For Back Injuries

Those muscle groups are under varying levels of stress when performing an activity that may be closely associated with the colder months of the year, but which is still not so common that our bodies are accustomed to the strain. Consequently, shoveling snow frequently results in soreness and even injury. The team at Advanced Medical of Twin Cities can help.

Chiropractic Approach To Reducing Back Pain

If you are feeling muscle strain from such activity, massage therapy may be all the treatment you need to start feeling better. But if you have pushed yourself beyond your limits of tolerance and you are feeling pain in your lower back, upper back, neck, and/or shoulders, we may also recommend chiropractic adjustment with massage therapy, as well as acupuncture. Chiropractic adjustments will realign the vertebra of your spine, which restores balance and therefore comfort. Massage therapy helps to ease the stress and strain of the muscles that support the spinal column further enhancing feelings of wellness. Acupuncture, the insertion of fine needles into strategic areas of your skin, encourages your body’s natural and inherent healing mechanisms to kick into action. The combination of chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy, and acupuncture is powerful and highly effective.

Advanced Medical of Twin Cities will work with you to create a specific treatment plan to meet your needs and get you back out for the next round of snow shoveling. We can also make recommendations to help you avoid injury when the next snowstorm inevitably arrives. Call 763-541-1280, and we will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.