Taber Chiropractic Focuses on Spring Gardening Back Safety

BOWIE, Md., April 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patients can return to a favorite hobby and avoid gardening injuries with a few biomechanical changes and tips, reports Taber Chiropractic. Patients are surprised to discover how small changes to their movements and reevaluation of gardening tasks can allow them to enjoy spring gardening and reduce muscle strain and back pain, as well as avoid potential back injuries. Gardening is known to be a significant cause of neck and back pain and a little information helps patients to garden safely. Taber Chiropractic helps patients return to gardening and other hobbies with only a few adjustments.

Patients often visit chiropractors for leaf raking injuries. More than 28,000 people receive medical treatment each year for injuries in the neck, back and shoulder as a result of disposal of leaves. Avoid leaf raking injuries by warming-up with stretches and windmills, choosing a rake suited for your size, switching hands periodically, and bending and lifting with the legs. Approach to a spring gardening task should be thoughtful, especially when it is weight-bearing or requires assuming a single position for a considerable period of time. Complaints of lower and mid back pain are common, but surprisingly may not always find its source in the lower back. Thoracolumbar Syndrome is such a condition of referred pain that results from stress on the spinal column and nerve compression. Chiropractors can identify and treat the source of such pain.

“Chiropractic treatments can effectively treat spring gardening back injuries,” said Dr. Theodore Taber. “As an experienced chiropractor, I try to educate my patients on what to do to avoid back injuries while gardening or enjoying other outdoor activities. Many patients feel a significant difference with a few physical and behavioral changes and are surprised to discover how much better they feel when implementing suggested changes while gardening. In addition, these changes help patients maintain better spinal alignment and reduce chances of a back injury. When chiropractic adjustments are needed, this gentle treatment taps into the body’s natural healing response and reduces the need for pain medications and increases range of motion. Our staff strives to help patients understand how to work in their garden without inducing unnecessary pain and stress on the body.”

Dr. Theodore Taber and Dr. Diane Taber are chiropractors serving residents of Bowie, Crofton, Mitchellville, Woodmore, Greenbelt, Glenn Dale, and Upper Marlboro. Patients benefit from services including traditional chiropractic adjustments, Impulse IQ, distraction, drop work in the pelvis, upper core and lower core exercises, spinal rehab, physiotherapy and also benefit from pain management. The goal at Taber Chiropractic is to improve the health of patients with their range of complementary services.

Call (301) 352-4500 to learn more about how to avoid back injuries when spring gardening or visit for more details.

Taber Chiropractic, (301) 352-4500

Source: Taber Chiropractic