Now that spring is finally here, youre likely to spend time planting bulbs, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. Yard work can provide a great workout, but with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, your body may not be ready for exercise of the garden variety. The American Chiropractic Association reminds you that its important to stretch before reaching for your gardening tools. The back, upper legs, shoulders and wrists are all major muscle groups affected when using your green thumb.
Its normal to feel sore after yard work, however, if after a few days you continue to feel pain or muscle strain, it may be time to visit your local chiropractic office.