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Shoveling Snow? Be Careful

When having to shovel heavy snow use your legs and core to protect your low back from injury.

When snow, ice, and frigid winds blast into town, watch out.  If your body is not in condition, the common winter chore of snow shoveling can present the potential for things like spasms, strains, sprains, and other health problems.

Bending and twisting when tossing a shovel of heavy snow can aggravate your lower back discs.  In addition, the overall physical exertion required for snow shoveling, without proper conditioning, (which most people do not have) often results in painful injuries. If you have any issues from shoveling, even minor ones, call the office now and get checked. Be prepared and follow these tips for exercise of the snow shoveling variety:

If it persists or feels out of the ordinary do give us a call at 219-696-8916 to schedule an appointment to get it checked out or use our online booking feature below.

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Casey Walker, D.C. Casey Walker, D.C. is the founder of R2 Wellness Centers a chiropractic clinic, family-owned and operated in Lowell, Indiana. R2 Wellness Centers mission is, to create health within so that you can live your life free from pain and suffering, Live Your Life, Today. He has been practicing chiropractic since graduating from Palmer Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in 2005. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling and fly-fishing.

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