Poor Shoveling Techniques Send Patients Flooding Into Our Office Each Year

The snow piles up this time of year and there seems to be no end in sight. You have no choice but to deal with it as it comes down all around you. The problem is too many people deal with it in the wrong way and end up needing medical help. So, this month we will discuss ways to stay as healthy and as safe as possible while physically managing the snow.

One of the most common winter injuries seen by Rochester NY chiropractic professionals is caused by snow shoveling. It seems like a simple enough job and if you have lived in the Rochester area for any amount of time, you certainly have the experience necessary to qualify as an expert shoveler. However, if you are using poor techniques, you can pretty much guarantee back pain will find you this winter.

You might be healthy as a horse all summer long, but one afternoon of poor shoveling techniques can land you flat on your back before dinner. You know that dull ache that starts as you twist? Or, that sharp pain that bolts up your spine, leaving you frozen in mid-motion with a massive hunk of snow hanging off the shovel? Those little or even big pains will only get worse if you keep sticking to the same game plan of getting it done quickly and with poor technique.

Before you pick up that shovel again, learn the best way to get the job done so you can spend more time playing in the snow instead of driving through it to get to us – your knowledgeable Rochester NY chiropractic specialists at Campanella Chiropractic and Wellness.