An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Posted on 08-21-2017
Here at Michaux Family Chiropractic, we can help you if you get injured while lifting a heavy object or weights while you are working out. We provide non-invasive treatment options that are designed to improve your rate of healing while lowering your symptoms naturally.
Lifting extremely heavy objects and repetitively lifting objects of all sizes and weights can lead to injuries in the back, neck and extremities.
When it comes to lifting injuries, you may experience symptoms right away or after some time has passed. Your symptoms may also come and go, according to your activity levels. Common signs that you have a lifting injury include pain and swelling at the location of the injury, inflammation, muscle spasms and loss of range of motion. If you have a slipped or herniated disc that is pressing on the sciatic nerve, you may also experience pain in your legs. If your injury is located in your neck, you may experience neck pain and stiffness and shoulder and/or upper back discomfort.
If you do a lot of lifting on a daily basis, it's important to take certain precautions. You should always lift with your legs instead of bending at the hips, and you should never twist or turn your back while carrying a heavy object. If the object weighs more than you can safely lift or is bulky, you should use a dolly, pallet jack or other lifting aide to help you move the object. If a lifting aid is not available, have another person assist you with lifting and moving the object. Additionally, you should always strive to keep your body well-conditioned by eating healthy and exercising at least 30 minutes a day.
If you find yourself with a lifting injury, our Clermont chiropractor offers chiro care for lifting injuries. Our conservative treatment approaches include chiropractic adjustments, which can be performed on the vertebrae as well as the extremity joints, spinal decompression for herniated discs and pinched nerves and sports rehabilitation, which includes specific exercises and stretches, heat therapy and cryotherapy. We can also give you advice on how to lift properly and help avoid future lifting injuries.
To schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Clermont for your lifting injury, call us at 352-243-7300. We are currently offering a new patient special for a $100 consultation that includes an examination and x-rays.
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