Shoveling snow is just about unavoidable for most people living in Canada. The repetitive movements involved in shoveling, such as bending, lifting, and twisting can cause strain in the muscles of the back. The exposure to the external pathogens, wind and cold, also contribute to the seizing or contraction of the muscles and tissues causing symptoms such as stiffness, pain, soreness, aching, decreased range of motion.
Acupuncture and Massage therapy can be an effective treatment option for addressing back discomfort resulting from shoveling snow. Here are some ways that it can help:
🌨 Relieving Muscle Tension: The repetitive motions involved in snow shoveling often result in muscle tension and soreness. Treatment alleviates this tension by enhancing blood flow to affected areas and inducing relaxation.
🌨 Alleviating Pain: Treatment helps to reduce pain by triggering the release of endorphins, naturally produced by the body. It eases tension and pressure on nerve endings, addressing the causes of pain.
🌨 Reducing Inflammation: Shoveling snow can induce inflammation in the muscles an soft tissues of the back. Treatment combats this inflammation by boosting circulation and encouraging lymphatic drainage.
🌨 Enhancing Range of Motion: Back pain and discomfort from snow shoveling may restrict your range of motion and cause stiffness. Treatment helps by stretching and loosening muscles, which in turn improves movement and flexibility.