Have You Suffered an Injury from Shoveling Snow?
The winters in Duluth are beautiful because of the snow, but that beauty comes at a cost. Residents have to ensure that they are using proper techniques when they shovel snow. Improper lifting techniques or using the wrong type of shovel can lead to back injuries. Chiropractic Health Center is ready to help any area residents who are suffering from back pain due to shoveling snow.
Snow Shoveling Injury
Shoveling snow requires you to bend your back while lifting heavy snow. Even if you’re strong and accustomed to doing this task, your back muscles can easily become strained, fatigued, and injured. There is also a chance that your spinal alignment will be altered. If you are experiencing back pain after shoveling snow, our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system to identify and address the root cause of your pain.
Chiropractic Care for Back Pain Relief
If the soft tissues are stretched due to snow shoveling, the spine might slowly move out of alignment. This will result in pain and a limited range of motion. Our chiropractor will perform a series of spinal adjustments to return the spine to its natural position.
A spine that’s out of proper alignment can cause considerable pain. This might be caused by muscles, nerves, ligaments, or tendons that are rubbing against other structures. Nerves can also become pinched, causing more pain and further impairing motion.
Over a series of adjustments, chiropractic care will reduce your pain, restore your range of motion, and improve your body’s ability to heal itself. Our chiropractor may also recommend other treatments including stretching and strengthening exercises. By improving your strength and flexibility, these exercises will enhance the benefits of chiropractic care and reduce your chances of being injured again in the future.
Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment
At Chiropractic Health Center, we are ready to assist Duluth area residents who have injured themselves while shoveling snow. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (218) 628-0646.