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More Snow? Oh No, My Aching Back!

Well, we had quite a snowstorm here in Upstate New York recently. Mother nature dropped about 3 feet of snow on us in a short period of time. That left many of us trying to snowblow or dig ourselves out. Or, for some, it was a great reason to hit the slopes! There are many ways that the snow can wreak havoc on your back. Here are a few…and some tips on how to limit your pain.

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Snow Shoveling and Your Lower Back

The first, and most obvious way that snow can impact your back is snow shoveling. With feet of snow, or with wet, heavy snow, shoveling can put undue stress on your back or cause you to “throw your back out” if you’re not careful. Here are some tips for preventing back pain from snow shoveling. And, if you do end up in pain after shoveling out, here are some tips on overcoming the resulting back pain.

Back Pain from Snowblowing?

Well, it may not seem obvious, but it happens. People get back pain from snowblowing! The machines can be heavy, unwieldy, or get stuck causing you to wrench your back. If you’re heading out to clear off the driveway, read these snowblower safety tips first.

Headed Out to Ski or Snowboard?

Snow can be fun. But even a fun day at the mountain can lead to a back injury. In one of our articles we discussed 3 different ways skiing could lead to a back injury! In fact, in some countries, skiing and snowboarding are 2 of the most common causes of sports related back injuries! So, if you’re headed to the slopes, here are some safety tips to remember.

Has Snow Hurt Your Back?

Did this storm wreak havoc on your back? If you’re still in pain, it might be time to get your back checked out. Give us a call and schedule an appointment in one of our offices. We’re located in Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, and Plattsburgh to serve the Capital District and North Country….where we know all about snow! ❄

*Please Note: Information on this site or any recommended sites should not be used as a diagnosis or a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
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