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Preventing Back Pain While Enjoying Halloween

By Virginia Laird

Are you ready for Halloween? While you may be mentally prepared, your feet and back may not be as ready. Chiropractors suggest that there are several things you can do to prevent back pain as you take to the streets collecting all the treats and candy possible. A few of their tips include:

  • Bring a stroller while trick-or-treating with young children
  • Make sure everyone in your party wears comfortable shoes
  • Make a family trip to the chiropractor

Bring a Stroller While Trick-or-Treating with Young Children

Those who are parents of young children understand how important a stroller can be at those times when you expect to be on your feet for an extended period. These devices are a great tool in preventing back pain. Chiropractors advise rather than assuming your youngster can make the long trek from house to house collecting candy, that you do yourself and your back a favor and bring along a stroller.

Make Sure Everyone in Your Party Wears Comfortable Shoes

Although you may be wearing the cutest costume you have ever put on, chiropractors advise that you should wear comfortable shoes as you hit the streets to trick-or-treat. Wearing shoes that alter your stride can bring pain to the spine -- or even injury to the spine or limbs. Research suggests that the best way to prevent back pain is to make sure your feet are comfy at all times. So, as you begin to plan your Halloween costume, make sure you include a comfy pair of shoes for your trip through the neighborhood.

Make a Family Trip to the Chiropractor

Many make the mistake of believing that chiropractic care is only for the adults of the family. However, there is research to suggest that such care can be beneficial for everyone in the house. Before you and your family set out to trick-or-treat, it may be best to take the whole family in for a quick adjustment to help prevent back pain. To get your family started on a pain prevention plan, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And, with no appointment necessary, getting started can be as easy as dropping by prior to hitting the streets on Halloween.

Now start making chiropractic care a family affair!

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

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