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3 Tips to Prevent Back Pain When Flying

By Virginia Laird

With spring break upon us, you may already be planning a vacation that requires airfare. Flying can be exciting. However, being cramped on a plane for a few hours can take its toll on your back. Chiropractors have offered several tips to help avoid such back pain, including:

  • Wear comfy shoes
  • Get plenty of rest before your trip
  • Stretch before boarding

Wear Comfy Shoes

If you are a frequent flyer, you know how large airports can be. Many require a great deal of walking and standing to get where you need to be. When wearing the wrong shoes, this can cause a great deal of back pain. Rather than have your back suffer the entire vacation, chiropractors suggest you start your trip off right. This means wearing comfy shoes to the airport. It is suggested that your broken in tennis shoes are the best choice you can make to prevent back pain.

Get Plenty of Rest Before Your Trip

There is research to suggest that those who do not get enough sleep often struggle with back pain. The truth is that when the body is exhausted, it struggles to operate without pain. Chiropractors suggest that before you hop on the plane that you make sure you are well-rested. Research suggests that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. This is vital before taking a trip.

Stretch Before Boarding

Chiropractors suggest that it is always a good idea to spend a few minutes stretching prior to boarding the plane. As you well know, planes are slim on space to move about. Therefore is it imperative that you work as much tension out of the body as you can before bucking into your seat. These stretches need not be anything special. Chiropractors suggest simple stretching of the back and neck can help prevent back pain while you sit on an airplane.

If you are in need of help giving your back pain the boot, plan a visit to your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood. There, you can be sure to work with your chiropractor to plan a personalized pain prevention plan. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointment necessary, your care can begin as quickly as you can drop by.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chandler, Ariz.

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