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Tweaked Your Back While Shoveling Snow? Schedule Today.

Written By Northgate Chiropractic Clinic on February 3, 2022

woman shoveling snow

As any Minnesota resident knows, the North Star State can get quite a bit of snow in the winter months. While it’s certainly picturesque, snow can be accompanied by extra chores like shoveling your driveway or sidewalk. If you’ve tweaked your back or aggravated an old injury shoveling snow, our professional chiropractic treatments at Northgate Chiropractic Clinic in Rochester, MN, can get you back on your feet. 

The Causes of Back Pain

More than 80% of adults in North America will experience back pain at some point throughout their lives. Add shoveling snow to the mix, and it’s no surprise that you can injure your back after a blizzard. Shoveling snow consists of repetitive motions like bending and leaning, all of which put excessive pressure on your spinal cord and back. This force can lead to herniated or bulging discs, pinched nerves, pulled muscles, and more. If you’re noticing pain in your back, your chiropractor can help you determine the source of your discomfort. 

How Chiropractic Can Help Back Pain

Many of the conditions responsible for back pain have a spinal, habitual, or muscular component that your chiropractor at Northgate Chiropractic Clinic has been uniquely trained to correctly identify and treat. Back pain is often the result of vertebral subluxations, or spinal misalignments, that can irritate the surrounding nerves and muscles. Using a series of gentle adjustments, your chiropractor can correct these vertebral subluxations and help you alleviate your pain naturally. 

The Advantages of Chiropractic Care

If you’ve tweaked your back while shoveling snow, you may be tempted to simply reach for a bottle of over-the-counter pain relievers. While this solution can provide momentary relief, medications cannot target the underlying cause of your pain. Without addressing the source of your discomfort, your body will not be able to heal properly. Chiropractic care is intended to focus on the root of your condition and thereby contribute to effective results that last. 

Schedule an Appointment for Low Back Pain Treatment

Keep your home free of snow and your back healthy with our professional chiropractic treatments at Northgate Chiropractic Clinic in Rochester, MN. We can serve patients in many cities, including West Concord, Claremont, and Pine Island. 

For more information on our practice or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, call (507) 607-7996 or send us a message here.

Posted In: Chiropractic Low Back Pain Back Pain