Friday, October 1, 2021

How Raking Can Lead to Back Pain

Fall in Ann Arbor means the return of Michigan Football and trips to cider mills, but it also means the return of raking.  

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The strain that raking puts on your back and the repetition can lead to serious pain, so it’s important to be proactive to prevent damage. Here are some potential causes of back pain: 

  • Poor raking form: Bending and reaching at uncomfortable angles will put stress on your back. 
  • Overuse: Repetitive motions can put extra wear and tear on your back.  
  • Lack of rest: Trying to tackle your whole yard at once might not be a good idea. 
  • Poor quality rake: Using a bad rake can cause you to overexert yourself, and could contribute to poor form. 
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If you (and your back) are dreading another season of raking, it might be time to find a chiropractor to set your back on the right track. 

At Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser, we specialize in simple, effective solutions to our patients’ needs. With nearly 40 years of experience, Dr. Bill Thatcher knows how to provide pain relief. 

Starting out involves a detailed examination and scan of your spine, including a chiropractic adjustment. Follow-up appointments are much quicker, and usually involve a simple adjustment. 

Find a Chiropractor in Ann Arbor 

Trying to find a chiropractor in Ann Arbor to manage your pain? Call Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser today! 734-663-2300 

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