The first snowfalls always throw our world into havoc.  Shoveling snow and falling on the ice are two of the most common reasons I see patients in the winter.  When getting ready to go out and shovel snow remember to stretch your back and legs out first.  Do 10 second toe touches, 10 lateral bends and pull your foot to your butt to stretch your quads for 10 seconds.  Take a break if you start to feel muscle burning pain and ice your back or neck when you get done.  These home remedies and getting adjusted can help you get through the snowy season.  Adjustments correct the damage you caused and pain medications and muscle relaxers just cover up the problem.  Contact Dr. Myers at 269-381-2200 or