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Posted on 01-02-2017
Take it slow and stretch out before you begin
Do not shovel right after eating
Shovel only fresh, powdery snow, as it's lighter
Push the snow, rather than lifting it
If you do lift snow, use a small shovel, or fill the shovel only partially
Lift with your legs, not your back
Do not work to the point of exhaustion
Stop immediately if your chest hurts or feels tight, or if you get dizzy
And here are some other tips:
Tackle little bits of shoveling at a time
Wear good shoes/boots - those that have good traction on snow and ice
Dress for the weather conditions
Make sure you can see what you are doing
Of course, you should go to a chiropractor before you begin shoveling for the season, as this will improve your bone alignment, decreasing the chance for injury. And, of course, if you injure your back or neck while shoveling, going to a chiropractor is likely one of the best ways to resolve the injury.
If you have any questions about this blog post or chiropractic, headaches, neck pain or back pain I can be contacted at my Ann Arbor chiropractic office at email@example.com.
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