Gardening related injuries area a very common cause of back pain this season. Gardening can be very taxing on the body, and it is important to remember that with all forms of physical activity, the body should be warmed up first to help prevent injury.
It is also important to remember not to maintain one position for an extended period of time. Improper gardening techniques can lead to repetitive strain injuries .
For more information on how to maintain a healthy back while out gardening this season, check out the ontario chiropractic association's “Plant & Rake without the Ache” tip list which can be found here
Dr. Amanda Lett, BSc(Hons), DC