Trick-Or-Treat Without Back Pain: Here's How

By Virginia Laird

With Halloween quickly approaching you may be dreading the endless evening of trick-or-treating. There are many reasons why you may not be looking forward to this night, including back pain. Many adults admit to suffering with back pain while taking their children trick-or-treating. Chiropractors advise there are several tips you can follow to help prevent such pain while enjoying the evening with your children. These tips include:

  • Stretch Before hitting the neighborhood
  • Make sure to wear comfy shoes
  • Consider routine chiropractic care

Stretch Before Hitting the Neighborhood

Although it may seem a little silly to stretch before taking your children trick-or-treating, chiropractors suggest this can be a secret in preventing back pain. Following this tip can help to release the tension that builds in the back. Research suggests that reducing back pain can be as simple as doing a few stretches before being on your feet for long periods of time. Before you head out trick-or-treating with your children, take time to stretch out your back thoroughly to help you last the long night of collecting the sweet loot from all the neighbors.

Make Sure to Wear Comfy Shoes

Before you hit the streets of the neighborhood trick-or-treating with your children, make sure you choose to wear comfy shoes. If your children are anything like mine. they want to be sure that you hit every house with the front porch light on. Chasing your children down the street from house to house can invite pain in the back. Chiropractors advise that you should wear a comfy pair of tennis shoes while spending a great deal of time on your feet. As a parent of a young child, I also am aware that I may be toting my youngest through half of the neighborhood. This can make it even more vital to wear comfy shoes. Make sure you identify which pair of shoes you will be wearing when you trick-or-treat this season; if you are a parent of a young child you may want to bring a stroller.

Consider Routine Chiropractic Care

For millions, the thought of trick-or-treating may invite pain throughout the spine. If you are one who suffers with back pain on a regular basis, it is time to consider routine chiropractic care. Chiropractors work specifically with the joints of the spine to reduce pain and restore function. Locate The Joint Chiropractic nearest you to begin building a personalized pain prevention plan with your chiropractor right away. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are certain to find one near you. And, with no appointment necessary, getting started is as easy as dropping by on your way home from work, or just before hitting the streets to trick-or-treat.

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

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