It’s warming up here in Nashville and for many people, that means more outdoor activity – particularly, gardening! While there’s nothing better than a fresh bed of flowers, fruits, or vegetables, it’s important to note that tending to your plants can easily lead to a strained or injured back.

Here are 5 easy ways you can properly support your back: 

  1. Warm up first! Spend a few minutes stretching – It’ll go a long way!

2. Eliminate bending. There are many long-handled tools on the market to prevent you from bending over repetitively.

3. Add cushioning. Invest in a good gardening knee pad. Your back will thank you!

4. Take frequent breaks. So simple, yet so often overlooked. If you find yourself in one position for long periods of time, make it a point to stand up and stretch or tackle another project that forces you to get up and move.

5. Lift with caution. Unless you know how to correctly do so, heavy lifting is never a good idea. It’s one of the easiest ways to injure your back. Avoid it if possible and if you can’t, do your research about the proper form. If you’re suffering from back pain, pulled muscles, or sprains, it may be time to seek professional help. At

ROTH Wellness, we offer a number of holistic services including chiropractic care, K-Laser therapy, and accelerated recovery performance.

Space and times are limited, so register today by calling 615-352-9379 or schedule your appointment online.