Shoveling Snow and Chiropractic Care in Highlands Ranch

What a Chiropractor can help

We have recently had our first round of winter here in Highlands Ranch. Near zero degree temperatures and lots of white stuff covering our driveways and sidewalks. With the first bout of snow came lots of middle and lower back pain into our office on Monday morning. After 11 years in practice, I fully expect a big rush of patients coming in after our first snowfall. It happens every year. Muscles that have not been used since the previous winter are now inflamed, in pain, and just not happy. Don’t reach for your first bottle of Advil, let a simple, gentle, yet effective chiropractic adjustment get you back on your way to health.

Here are a few tips to help get your through the winter back pain blues. First, hopefully you have very nice neighbors that will shovel your driveway and sidewalks for you. If you are not that lucky, you must remember to bend and lift with the knees while shoveling. People tend to hurt themselves when they bend with their back. This is where muscles will become sprained and strained. You might not feel the tightness while you are out there on your driveway, but the next morning they will let you hear about it.

Bending with your back can also cause discs to bulge will can cause all other sorts of nightmares. If you feel any tingling or shooting sensations down your leg, get to your chiropractor immediately. Luckily, here in Highlands Ranch and most of Colorado, the snow is more on the light side compared with other “wet” parts of the country. This will decrease your chances of getting sciatica or lower back problems while shoveling. Nonetheless, always keep in mind that it’s always better to bend with the knees and lift with the legs.

If you do come across with some “shoveling aches and pains,” don’t wait until it gets bad, come on in and we will get you fixed up ASAP. At Premier Chiropractic, we pride ourselves on getting you in and out as quickly as possible and always trying to get you as much relief as we can on day one.

Monday 7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Premier Chiropractic & Natural Medicine
4004 Red Cedar Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
(303) 346-4949

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