Back to Health Center Addresses Prevention and Chiropractic Treatment of Gardening Injuries

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Common gardening injuries can be prevented and effectively treated with chiropractic care, reports Back to Health Center. Patients at this Alexandria center are surprised to learn the small ways that they can make adjustments in order to prevent injuries as they go about their spring gardening. In addition, education and chiropractic treatments do much to alleviate additional strain on chronic conditions.

Patients look forward to sprucing up yards and gardens and can now do so in a safer, bio-mechanically correct way. Chiropractic treatments have also helped those with specific conditions return to gardening and other favorite hobbies with more range of motion and less discomfort.

As reported from numerous chiropractors, gardening is a primary source of back and neck pain. That does not mean that the hobby cannot be done, but it should be approached thoughtfully. Gardeners can do much to prevent stiff joints, muscle soreness and neck and back pain that may accompany this activity. A warm-up walk and specific stretches for the sides, thighs, hamstrings, wrists, shoulders and back can help ready the body for gardening activities. Adjusting the body position to get closer to heavy loads and bending at the knees with a straight back also help to maintain proper body alignment.

A chiropractor can discuss how to adjust movements for improved bio-mechanical functioning and address specific conditions unique to each individual.

“Chiropractic treatments are safe and effective for the care of common gardening injuries,” said Dr. Shara Posner. “As an experienced chiropractor, I use chiropractic adjustments and complementary treatments as part of a program to address numerous chronic gardening injuries in patients. Many patients are amazed at how their bodies respond to this natural and non-invasive method of treatment and experience a significant increase in range of motion and a reduction in pain. Our center strives to educate patients on how the right tools and the right moves can help them avoid any potential gardening injuries. Chiropractic care is one of the most effective tools used today to safely treat sustained and chronic bio-mechanical injuries of the body.”

Dr. Shara Posner, DC MS CACCP, is a chiropractor serving the communities of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia at the Back to Health Center. Patients benefit from an integrated approach with a holistic view of the body. The goal at this Alexandria center is to have patients return to living healthy, active and pain-free lives. This includes a return to all of the hobbies patients once enjoyed but could no longer perform. Effective treatment can incorporate chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, cold laser therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, and physical medicine.

Call (703) 683-7771 to schedule an appointment and find out more about chiropractic options available for common gardening injuries or visit for more details.

Back to Health Center, (703) 683-7771

Source: Back to Health Center