Following the Chiropractor's Advice on Holiday Tasks

By Brandi Swieter

Hanging lights, driving to the in-laws, shopping for all the right gifts -- these are just a few of the holiday tasks on the list to get done before Christmas day ever arrives. Each of these chores may seem like an easy feat, but that isn’t always the case. Many of them can leave people feeling pained and less than ready to continue with the holiday season as planned. By following the chiropractor’s advice on all holiday tasks on the list, they can get done easier with less pain felt afterward.

Hang Decorations With Family

No one should handle all the decorating alone. This can quickly lead to back pain if one person has to do the entire job themselves, such as bending to grab lights and reaching to hang them. Instead, everyone should hang their holiday decorations with at least one other person in tow, ensuring the job gets done faster and less pain gets experienced.

Keep Wallets Out of Pockets While Driving

Too many people, men in particular, leave their wallets in their back pockets even while they drive. This can be dangerous, as the body sits unevenly with one pocket full and the other empty. It will quickly lead to back pain that can make a long drive to the in-laws or another location for the holidays difficult. It is best to keep any wallets, keys, phones, and other items out of the pockets while driving so it can’t impact the ride.

Take Shopping Bags to the Car

Countless holiday shoppers head from store to store at the mall, carrying all of their bags with them. With a lot to be carried, this can quickly lead to back pain and more as the excess weight takes it toll on the body. The longer spent shopping, the more the body will be weighed down by all the bags being carried. Instead of holding onto everything for the full duration of the shopping trip, it is far better to unload some of it in between times. Visit one or two stores and take the bags to the car before continuing on with the trip.

If these chiropractic tips get taken and pain still sets in, it may be time to visit The Joint Chiropractic for an adjustment. The clinic stays open for extended hours on evenings and weekends to give patients ample time to get in and get seen on their schedule.

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

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