Summer provides an opportunity to spend more time outdoors, engaging in a change of your normal pace and a more active lifestyle. However, these changes can also result in a number of injuries that can affect spinal function and your ability to move comfortably and efficiently. At Capital City Neurosurgery, we offer a number of options for treatment to relieve common summertime injuries.
Warm temperatures invite people to get outside and engage in athletic activities that they may not be ready for, after the inactivity of a long winter. Softball, tennis, cycling, and kayaking provide wonderful exercise, but they can cause injuries to the upper body and lower spine. Even relatively moderate activities like golf can lead to lower back injuries that result in disc problems or chronic pain. These issues should be thoroughly investigated to find the source of the problem and appropriate treatment administered to alleviate discomfort.
Home Maintenance Injuries
Better weather may inspire you to get out to do some much-needed yard work, improving your property for outdoor entertaining. You may also decide to catch up on home maintenance chores, such as painting, gutter repair or other tasks. These activities can result in back or neck pain that lasts well after your chores are finished. At Capital City Neurosurgery, we pride ourselves on spending time with patients to understand the fundamental issues that lead to pain, lack of flexibility and dysfunction.
The warmer weather also offers an opportunity to spend time in your garden, growing healthy foods for your family and beautiful blooms to enhance the look of your property. These activities may involve digging, turning the earth, weeding and removing damaged foliage that can take a toll on your back. When nagging back pain becomes a problem, we can determine the best treatments to get you back in action.
Summer Travel Injuries
One of the great pleasures of summer is getting away for a vacation with family or friends. However, travel activities can also lead to spinal problems that result in chronic pain or nerve impingement. Sitting in the same position when driving or flying can lead to compressed discs in the back, neck stiffness, sciatica and other spine related issues. Dr. Kiehm at Capital City Neurosurgery has the knowledge and experience to treat these problems, with treatments that are tailored to suit your unique physical needs.
Capital City Neurosurgery Can Help With Summertime Spinal Injuries
Dr. Kelly Kiehm has extensive training in biomechanics with specialized experience in minimally invasive spinal surgery. We offer individualized attention and a variety of techniques to help you achieve relief from discomfort and improved function. Contact us at Capital City Neurosurgery today at 614-442-0700 for an appointment to learn more about the procedures that can help you move more effectively and live more comfortably.