A Word About Shoveling Snow


This is an ADDENDUM and an updated post from two years ago.  In addition to back pain, its imperative that you hydrate before and after the activity if you must do it at all.  Lifting heavy snow stresses the heart, and those who are smokers, have underlying (subclinical) conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease etc., are at risk.  For the general masses, the rule for hydration is 1 quart for 50 lbs. of body weight. If you feel chest pain, stop and go to the hospital, call 911.  This could be serious.

A word about lower back pain and shoveling snow.  You’ve all heard it before, bend at your knees, don’t lift and twist.  With the recent snow, and the current major storm going on as we speak,  its imperative to get your spine checked in the aftermath.  Clearly, it’s a call to action to do pre and post…

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