Surfside Chiropractic Center Addresses Low Back Strains from Hurricane Matthew Clean Up

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C., Nov. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Even homeowners who did not receive the full brunt of Hurricane Matthew had much to do in removing debris and making repairs on their property. An increase in yard work activity with poor posture and spinal imbalances can give rise to significant low back pain, strain or injury, reports Surfside Chiropractic Center. Homeowners recovering from Hurricane Matthew may be raking, bending over and lifting heavy objects to clear away accumulated branches, leaves, materials and objects found on their property. It is possible to treat and avoid future back strains with chiropractic treatment at Surfside Chiropractic Center in Myrtle Beach.

More than 28,000 people are medically treated every year for back, neck and shoulder injuries associated with leaf disposal. Individuals can prevent leaf raking injuries by selecting an appropriately sized rake, performing warm-up stretches and windmills before performing yard work, and bending and lifting from the legs. The power used for lifting should be coming from the legs and buttocks. Bending, lifting and small tasks should alternate as to reduce the time spent on a single activity requiring repetitive movements. Proper foot and arch support in footwear is useful and it is best to have feet fully covered by footwear when handling unusual or heavy debris to avoid injury.

Low back pain can be a result from injury in the back or elsewhere. Chiropractors have the training to identify the source of low back strain and low back pain and provide appropriate treatment. Studies support the use of manual therapies performed by chiropractors to treat lower back pain, lumbar herniated disc and non-specific low back pain. Chiropractors may perform manual manipulation, chiropractic mobilization and complementing services to treat low back strain and other lower back conditions.

“Chiropractic treatments are an effective option for treating low back strains from yard work after Hurricane Matthew,” said Dr. Larry E. Simon, founder of Surfside Chiropractic Center. “As an experienced chiropractor, I diagnose the source of an injury, holistically treat the condition with gentle, non-invasive methods and educate patients on how to avoid future low back injuries and manage any existing conditions.”

Dr. Larry E. Simon, founder of Surfside Chiropractic Center, serves residents of Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Socastee, Carolina Forest and surrounding communities. The team believes in a holistic approach to treatment in patients of all ages. Services include diagnostics, nutritional counseling, spinal adjustment, lifestyle adjustment, massage therapy, stretches and exercises, and postural screenings.

Call (843) 215-2100 to learn more about chiropractic treatment options for Hurricane Matthew yard work low back strains and low back pain or visit for more details.

Surfside Chiropractic Center, (843) 215-2100

Source: Surfside Chiropractic