Help prevent back pain when shoveling this winter

It’s winter time and with winter comes snow in the Lehigh Valley. With snow comes shoveling and this often causes back pain in many individuals.

Since we saw some snow tonight in the Lehigh Valley I thought this would be a good time to touch on how to prevent back pain when shoveling.  Shoveling is the number one cause of back pain during the winter months.

The following article addresses how you can prevent back pain from shoveling.  It includes warming up, taking breaks, what kind of shovel to use and what to do after you are finished shoveling.  The article comes courtesy of Good Shepherd in Allentown.

Please click on the following link from Good Shepherd:

http://www.goodshepherdrehab.org/blog/protect-your-back-while-shoveling-snow