Travel Tips From Your Local Chiropractor
By Donna Stark
It's bad enough that you have to live with it on a daily basis, but when it interferes with your travel plans? Well, that's where the line needs to be drawn! Chronic pain affects millions of people every year and for many of those people, the idea of traveling can seem too overwhelming because in addition to being physically demanding, traveling with pain can be emotionally exhausting as well. For some people, that's just enough to push their plans to the side. Fortunately, the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic know how important it is to leave reality behind, how incredible it feels to slip into a wonderful vacation, and how to help you get to the destination of your dreams, pain-free and happy. So, if you have an upcoming trip to look forward to, head on in to see them as soon as you can, but in the meantime, take a look at their favorite travel tips below.
Choose Your Seat
If you are traveling by air and have the opportunity to do so, choose your own seat! You will want to look for seats that offer as much room as possible, so consider the following:
- First or business-class seats
- The row of seats behind the partition
- Emergency exit rows
- Aisle seats
Take Frequent Breaks
Excessive sitting can lead to muscle tightness, joint stiffness, and increased pain so be sure to take frequent breaks during your travels. You can also break up any long-distance flights by choosing to have a connection. It may add some extra time to your trip, but it will give you the opportunity to walk around and relieve some of your discomforts.
Let Others Know
You aren't doing yourself any favors by keeping your chronic pain a secret, so let those around you know. If you need help going through security, walking to the gate, or boarding the plane, speak to an airline representative. It's also good for those you are traveling with to know about your condition so that they can be a helping hand as well.
Make a Plan
Sure, you are excited to visit with loved ones or to see a new city, but be smart about your daily plans. Don't try to cram too much in because, by day's end, you may regret it! Keep everyone informed of your pain levels and consider having a backup plan just in case your pain flares up.
Check for Care
With more than 500 locations nationwide, The Joint Chiropractic is sure to be near your destination, so keep that in mind as well. You don't need to make an appointment and with their convenient hours, it couldn't be any easier to find some relief from your pain. So go ahead and make that trip! There is too much to miss out on if you don't.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gilbert, Ariz.