How May Challenges Your Spine
Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 27, 2021
We’re speeding through the month of May, but there’s still plenty of time for us to take a closer look at how the month can weigh heavy on your spine. This will be part 10 in our 12-part series on how each month of the year can take a toll on your spine, so be sure to look back on how August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March and April can be hard on your spine. In today’s blog we explore how the warming month of May can present some challenges for your spine.
May And Your Spine
Here’s a look at some of the ways May can be hard on your spine, and some links to previous blogs we’ve written on the subject with treatment and prevention strategies for each topic.
- Mother’s Day – Mother’s Day itself shouldn’t be hard on your spine, but the daily toll of being a mother can certainly put some strain on your back. We’ve written numerous blogs about back pain in new and expecting mothers, and we can help you get control over your spine pain. For more information, check out our blogs on protecting your spine through your pregnancy, treating five common causes of pregnancy-related back pain, and how to prevent common causes of back pain in new mothers.
- Gardening – In Minnesota, frost warnings usually aren’t in the rearview mirror until at least May, so most people can’t get their garden planted until then. Gardening can be a wonderful hobby to keep you busy during the summer, but it can also take a toll on your spine if you’re constantly bending to plant, harvest or pull weeds. Check out this blog on five ways to prevent back pain when planting and managing your garden this year.
- Memorial Day – If you’re getting away for a long Memorial Day weekend, some rest and relaxation is probably in order. However, if you’re going on a getaway, it also means you’re probably going to be spending some time in the car or on a plane, and extended time in a seated position can be hard on your spine. Click here to learn more about preventing back pain on a road trip or if you’ll be looking to prevent back pain while flying.
- Being On The Water – The warming weather means many Minnesotans flock to one of the more than 10,000 lakes the state has to offer. If you’ll be on the water for Memorial Day weekend, you’ll want to be mindful of the dangers it can present. Check out these blogs for how to prevent spine injuries in the water this summer and how to keep your spine safe when you’re at the lake.
- Final Exams – Finally, if you’re in high school or college, May is typically the month when you’re cramming for your final exams and gearing up to finish the year strong. You’ll want to be mindful of your posture and take some steps to protect your spine while you’re studying. And finally, if you need a study break and want to see if you can pass one more test this year, see if you can pass our back pain quiz!
That’s all for the month of May, but we’ll be back in just a week or two to dissect how June can be tough on your back. Father’s Day and the summer heat will be two areas we’ll look at, but what else will make the list? Find out by coming back to our blog next month! In the meantime, if you need help with a spinal issue, reach out to Dr. Sinicropi’s office today for more information or to set up an appointment.