Yard Work & Gardening: Alleviate Muscle Pain

Spring is the time to enjoy your garden. Unfortunately, you also end up with yard work back pain. By taking measures to reduce the pain from muscle aches after gardening, you will feel comfortable with the next step of creating an amazing garden. 

Stretch Before You Start

Before you start in your garden, stretch out your muscles. Take a few deep breaths and let them out. Stretch to touch your feet, but only until you feel a gentle stretch. You should not have any pain from stretching. If it hurts, then you are pushing your body too hard. 

Take the time to stretch out every time, even if you only plan to spend a few minutes in the garden. It will prevent neck pain and yard work back pain when you get involved in your tasks.

Use a Cold Pack

After you plant bulbs or other garden essentials, stretch your muscles and give your body a break. If you notice that you feel sore, and then use a cold pack on your back and neck. The cold pack helps alleviate the pain within the first 48 hours after your garden workout.

If the pain persists beyond 48 hours, then switch to a hot pack. The heat further helps with your muscle pain and aches. Seek professional help when you notice the pain continues to cause problems.

Work With Kilian Chiropractic

Our chiropractor offers treatment for a sore back after you plant your garden. If the pain persists after a few days, then you want to visit our clinic. We evaluate your symptoms and clarify the situation before recommending a treatment solution. We may use an adjustment to help reduce the pain. Our treatments depend on your needs and health.

Contact Our Local Chiropractor Today

Treating pain from gardening starts with the steps you take at home. You can reduce the risk to your back and neck by stretching your muscles before and after you spend time in the garden. To learn more about addressing a sore back or for an appointment, call (604) 688-0724 today.