As we move into summer many of us will take to the garden and begin our preparations for this year’s crop. But before you grab your spade spare a thought for your back!
The first few weeks of the growing season shows the highest prevalence of back injuries among recreational gardeners. Back injuries related to gardening can affect anyone but are much more common in those who do not usually participate in physical activity, fail to take care in the garden or have a previous back injury.
So the big question is what can you do to protect yourself from injury?
We hope this information provides you with some of the tools you need to prevent back problems in the garden this year and in years to come. If you experience pain whilst in the garden, speak to your Chiropractor or call to book an appointment at your nearest Summerlands Health Clinic today! See our contacts page to find your nearest clinic.