The Best Exercises to Keep Your Back Pain Free During Gardening and Yard Work

It’s that time of the year again here in Toronto, SPRING! This is a great time of the year as the grass starts to turn green, the trees are starting to bud and the daffodils have come up which adds a wonderful touch of colour to Toronto!

With spring comes yard work and gardening though…..this can be many hours of being bent over, pulling and straining your back or even carrying heavy objects! This often creates injuries to your spine that causes you to have back pain if you aren’t conditioned for it. After a long cold winter of being indoors, our bodies aren’t usually ready for the high demand that yard work takes on us.

As a chiropractor in downtown Toronto I have already started to see new patients coming in that have hurt themselves from gardening or yard work. I thought I would share the best exercises to help keep you pain free as you get your lawn and garden ready for summer!

These exercises work great as a warm up before yard work or even as a cooldown after the yard work. If you haven’t started doing your yard work or gardening, you can start doing these exercises to help get your body in prime shape before you begin.

If you have been experiencing any back pain (even a slight ache), you should get your spine checked by a chiropractor before beginning your gardening or yard work. Chiropractors in Toronto specialize in getting your spine healthy and getting you back to doing your activities fast, safely and effectively!

If you do start gardening or doing yard work and you injure yourself or you noticed any back pain, STOP. Do not push through the pain. Immediately call your chiropractor and get in and get checked, the sooner you get in checked the faster you will recover. If you are in Toronto and need a chiropractor, give our office a call or send us an email at hannikainenchiropractic@gmail.com and I will respond to you as soon as I can.

Enjoy the spring and here are the Exercises!
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