It’s that time of year, when we spend a lot of time in the yard or garden.  My book, “Knock Out Pain: Secrets to Maintaining A Healthy Back”, gives great details to help you prevent back pain during these activities.

Here are some of the tips:

1. Variation
Change your gardening tasks. Do a little pruning, raking, and mulching. Avoid performing any particular activity for a prolonged period.

2. Avoid bending
When weeding or doing other activities, avoid bending at the waist for prolonged periods. Repetitive bending will increase the likelihood that your muscles will ache. Keep your gardening tools close at hand.

3. Avoid leaning
When mowing, avoid leaning forward as you push the lawn mower. This can strain your back. Be sure to maintain proper posture and push with your arms and legs instead of your back.

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If you live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth Suffolk, or Hampton Roads and are suffering from back pain, our physical therapists, pain management doctor, and spine doctor can help you.

Please contact our nonsurgical doctor in Norfolk or Chesapeake at 757-333-3360 or by clicking here. Together We Strive to Knockout Pain®

More about our spine doctor
Our pain management center and spine doctor provides excellent care in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of spinal and orthopedic pain resulting from injuries and other painful conditions such as:
• Spinal Stenosis
• Degenerative Disc Disease
• Herniated Disc (Sciatica)
• Post-Laminectomy Syndrome (failed back syndrome)
• SI Joint Dysfunction
• Facet Syndrome
• Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
• Myofascial Pain
• Osteoarthritis (hands, knees, hips, shoulder)
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Rotator Cuff Tear
• Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

For more than two decades, we’ve successfully served patients in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Hampton Roads. Our back doctor and her staff of physical therapists are widely known for treating all musculoskeletal problems from the neck to the foot. Knocking out back pain, chronic neck, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain and other health issues is why our patients say these great things about us.


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