As springtime approaches, the weather warms up and leaves turn green. Many people will spend more time outside, planting bulbs, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. Gardening can provide a great workout, but with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, your body may not be ready for exercise of the garden variety. Gardening can be enjoyable, but it is important to stretch your muscles before reaching for your gardening tools. The back, upper legs, shoulders, and wrists are all major muscle groups affected when using your green thumb. A warm~up and cool-down period is as important in gardening as it is for any other physical activity. Performing simple stretches during these periods will help alleviate
injuries, pain, and stiffness. To make gardening as fun and enjoyable as possible it is important to prepare your body for this type of physical activity.
Chiropractic care works on correcting misaligned or out of place vertebrae and can remove the pressure placed on the nerve endings that line the surface of the joint and course through the space between the joints, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you, call (570) 822-4848 today for a complimentary consultation.