It’s summertime, and the living is easy in the Lowcountry. Being so close to the waterways and beaches, you have your choice to live life to the fullest on boats and jet skis or get some much-needed rest and relaxation along the shore. Or, if you plan well, a lot of both. For many people, though, summertime fun takes a toll on the body – even if all you plan to do is relax to the sound of gently-lapping waves.
“We see a significant increase in cases of lower back pain in the summertime,” said Dr. Matthew Murrin of ChiropracticUSA. “It can stem from hitting a hard wave if you’re on a boat or simply sitting in your beach chair for too long.”Addressing those particular triggers, Dr. Murrin suggested trying to stand and brace for any waves on a boat and getting up every half hour from your beach chair to relieve pressure on your spinal disks. When trailering boats or jet skis, he stressed the importance of lifting with your legs rather than bending at the waist to attach the trailer to the hitch.
Running on the beach is another common cause for summertime back pain.
“Sand isn’t as cushiony as you would think, and running on the beach aggravates degenerative disks or previous disk issues,” he said. “Wear supportive sneakers if you want to run on the beach, but other great summer exercise alternatives are biking the beach with a shock-absorptive seat like a beach cruiser or paddle boarding, which strengthens your core muscles and actually prevents some future injuries.”
When you try to do it right and you still hurt, or if you are already experiencing pain, Dr. Murrin and his team can help get you back to having fun in the sun. ChiropracticUSA not only wants to ease your pain but also make you stronger so that you don’t reinjure yourself down the road. Dr. Murrin specializes in more than just traditional back pain associated with chiropractic treatment. He is a chiropractor, a certified exercise physiologist and a professional fitness and lifestyle consultant, which is the highest level of personal trainers in North America. Dr. Murrin is professionally recognized for working with elite and professional athletes from NFL players to UFC fighters, Olympic gymnasts and college basketball players.
“Rather than simply alleviating pain, I emphasize optimal health through natural chiropractic care and can recommend simple changes to diet and exercise routines to help patients move toward total wellness,” he explained. “We not only want to get you out of pain but help make you stronger so you don’t re-injure yourself.”
ChiropracticUSA does an extensive consultation and evaluation in order to identify the problem, fix it and strengthen the weak area to minimize future problems. This summer, they are offering a new patient consultation, exam and any necessary X-rays, and one HydroMassage, normally priced at $365, for a special price of $37.
To learn more about ChiropracticUSA or to set up an appointment, visit chiropracticusa.com or call 843-881-0046.