The More You Know - How to Reduce Back Pain from Winter Activities, Part 1
Research has shown that lower back pain is one of the most common reasons that people visit the emergency room after a snowfall.
After a good snowfall, it's common for people to get right out and start to shovel. If an injury from shoveling snow occurs, there's a pretty good chance that the pain won't be felt until the next day.
According to research, it's a good idea to warm up your back and stretch after shoveling snow to help ward off pain and injury. After you shovel, grab a heating pad and apply it to your lower back. Then do some toe touches and lumbar twists to try to work out the tight knots that are trying to form due to the repetitive movement nature of shoveling snow.
It's important to note that if pain persists, you should seek medical advice. As always, it's important to note that this is not a substitute for medical advice. If you are in pain and would like to see one of our nationally renowned doctors as quickly as possible, please go to: https://www.cinhs.com/connect