Summer is a popular time for people to move to a new house or apartment, as the weather is usually more cooperative and people can take time off work to settle into their new place. However, it can also be the time when more people experience back pain and injury, either from moving too many items or trying to pick up that heavy couch on their own. Regardless of the reason, back pain can be an unwelcome result of moving and at the Colorado Spine Institute (CSI), we can treat your pain.
Getting Everything Ready
If you’re going to be handling the majority of the move yourself, it’s important to get everything ready before moving day arrives. This of course involves packing up all your worldly possessions, but it can also mean getting your body ready for the strain of carrying boxes, furniture, and other things. You may be enlisting friends and family to help, but if you plan on carrying anything even remotely heavy, be sure your body is ready. Eating properly and staying hydrated can help you fuel your body for moving day, and stretching can help you avoid injury. If you’re already experiencing back pain before your move, it may be a good idea to hire a professional moving company or leave the heavy items to those who can safely handle them.
Rest and Recovery
Once you’ve moved into your new place, it’s important to give your body a few days to rest and recover. Sure, you want to unpack everything and get it all put away, but if you’re feeling soreness or tenderness in your back, it could be a good idea to let things sit for a few days. You can unpack the essential items like kitchen and bathroom supplies, and make sure your mattress and bed frame are set up, but after that, give your body time to recover. Your muscles and joints may have been overworked during the move, and trying to get everything unpacked in a day could leave you sore and uncomfortable for weeks to come.
Check Your Spinal Health
If you pick something up during your move and you feel a sudden twinge in your back, don’t ignore it. If you slip and fall while moving and hit your back, don’t wait and see if the pain will get better. It’s always a good idea to check your spine health and at CSI in Loveland, we can properly diagnose and treat your back pain. We don’t want you to live with pain any longer than you already have!
Moving can be a very exciting experience, but if you’re dealing with pain before, during, or after your move, make an appointment with us right away. The hard part of relocating may be over, but if you’re struggling to get everything unpacked and actually enjoy your new home, we can help. Our staff will make sure you’re well taken care of and that you receive the treatment you need.