Enjoy Spring Without Back Pain: 3 Tips
By Virginia Laird
With the warmer weather in the forecast, many across the nation begin to plan how to spend more time outdoors and enjoy family adventures. While this can be exciting, it can prove to be painful as well. Chiropractors advise that jumping out on hikes, bike rides, and other activities after being sedentary throughout the winter months can wreak havoc on the back. It is suggested to build slowly into the various activities to prevent pain and injury. A few other tips to help keep pain at bay -- and you on your adventures -- include:
- Make sure to wear comfortable shoes
- Stretch before heading out
- Make regular trips to your chiropractor
Make Sure to Select Comfortable Shoes
When selecting the shoes you will wear while enjoying your hike, jog, or other activity, it is best to select a pair of shoes which is comfortable. Shoes that are comfortable include shoes that offer good support. Chiropractors suggest that broken-in shoes can actually be broken down shoes. Like other things, as shoes wear out over time, the support system can fall apart. Chiropractors suggest that if you wear your tennis shoes often, it may be necessary to replace your shoes every four to six months. Before you head outdoors, make sure your shoes offer you the best cushion and support necessary.
Stretch Before Heading Out
Chiropractors advise that stretching before any activity is a necessity. Stretching can loosen the muscles and prevent injury. Millions across the nation admit to having back pain daily. To keep you from falling victim to such pain while you enjoy your outdoor activities, it is necessary to stretch out. Simple stretches of the back, legs, and arms can help keep pain and injury at bay.
Make Regular Trips to Your Chiropractor
If you are one who suffers with back pain often, it may be wise to begin visiting with your chiropractor regularly. Chiropractors help to identify the source of the pain. Research suggests that a great many who suffer with such pain do so, in part because their spine is in a restrictive position. This can happen with the movement of regular daily activity. Chiropractors use small adjustments to release tension caused by restriction as well as restore function to the spine.
If you have pain, consider dropping in to The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood. With no appointment necessary, you are sure to begin your pain prevention plan when you are ready. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to locate one near you.
Don’t let back pain keep you from enjoying the great outdoors any longer.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Glendale, Ariz.