Gardening may be rewarding, but it can also be painful. With all that bending and squatting in the dirt, working in the garden can be hard on your knees, back, shoulders, neck and more. Chiropractic care offers help for people who garden. In addition to treating related injuries, consulting with a chiropractor can help you avoid pain in the future.

What Damage Can Gardening Do?

Gardeners can be affected by a variety of conditions, the most common of which include:

  • Back pain and injury
  • Sore knees and joints
  • Neck strain
  • Muscle stiffness

While these conditions are not often serious, they can lead to further injury and chronic pain if not properly treated.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Gardeners?

At Choice Chiropractic, we use entirely natural, holistic methods to treat gardening-related injuries. If you’re a gardener, we can help you with the following natural treatments:

  • Therapeutic stretches and exercises. We’ll teach you how to perform stretches before starting in the garden and after the work is finished. Warming up and warming down after gardening helps minimize the shock to your system, which can reduce your garden-related pain.
  • Elimination of subluxations. Subluxations occur when the spinal cord becomes pinched in the vertebrae of the spine. Bending over while working hard in the garden can result in subluxations. With spinal adjustment, we can treat back injury and eliminate subluxations, making the experience of gardening more comfortable and less damaging to your body.
  • Practical advice. Some movements and postures are better for your body than others. We’ll teach you how to avoid injury by holding your body properly and using products like garden mats for kneeling.

Musculoskeletal injuries can reduce your productivity in the garden, but at Choice Chiropractic, we’ll keep you working in the garden you love. If you’re experiencing a lot of gardening related pain, schedule your consultation with us today.