You use your back for virtually every physical activity throughout the day. Whether it’s walking, running, hiking, or any other strenuous activity, your back is playing an active role in helping you stay upright. However, this means that your back is prone to pain and injury. At Apps Chiropractic & Wellness Center, our goal is to help patients understand the importance of rest and proper physical activities to help fight back pain. We’re here to help our clients living in Wauwatosa, WI, and Elm Grove, WI, find the best care possible for their back pain.
If you love to stay outside and garden during the fresh spring afternoons, you’re not alone. Although gardening might seem like it’s a simple, relaxing activity, the truth is that you are constantly bending while gardening. You are also hunched over while trying to plant your seeds or repot your plants, causing even more stress and tension to build on your back.
Any type of lifting is relatively safe to do if done with the help of your legs. However, if you are not using the term, “Lift with your legs,” and are instead lifting with your back, this can quickly lead to back pain and injury. Lifting small amounts with poor technique can damage the back.
Cleaning, especially while vacuuming, mopping, or sweeping, can also lead to back pain if you don’t use the proper tools. Using vacuums that are too heavy, brooms that are too short, and bending over to clean can lead to pain and immobility.
Back Pain Treatment in Wauwatosa, WI and Elm Grove, WI
If you’ve exacerbated your back pain due to these simple activities, don’t worry. Help is available. Call Apps Chiropractic & Wellness Center today at (414) 755-0016 for more information or to schedule an appointment.