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      Ways Farmers Can Prevent/Reduce Pain

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      Men and women inthe farming field often experience pain during daily chores and throughoutthe day (low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, arthritis, and so on). Onemight say that pain is just "part of the job" when it comes to farming.However, this does not have to be the case.

      There are countlessthings farmers can put into practice during their daily routines that can helpprevent pain, or reduce it. Getting into the habit of stretching every morningis a great way to prepare the muscles for the physically-demanding choresfarmers complete on a regular basis.

      To download a copyof the daily stretching routine, click on the link: Farmer DailyStretching Program (PDF, 2 Legal Pages, 2785KB).

      If you have questions about thesestretching exercises, or for further information regarding muscle and jointpain prevention, contact Anna Lewandowski at AnnaLewandowski@creighton.edu.

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