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Black Friday and Back Pain: 3 Tips to Avoid It

By Virginia Laird

It is time to begin planning your Black Friday shopping trip. With the stores finally releasing their deals, you may have already begun making your list of must buy gifts. Chiropractors remind patients that a long day of shopping can lead to pain throughout the body, but especially in the back. A few tips offered by chiropractors to help avoid such pain include:

  • Wear comfy shoes 
  • Choose a smaller purse
  • Visit your chiropractor before your trip

Wear Comfy Shoes

Wearing comfy shoes is vital when heading out to shop on the biggest shopping day of the year. Chiropractors advise that keeping your attire comfy can help prevent back pain. It is recommended that comfy shoes be broken-in tennis shoes that offer plenty of support to the foot. Research suggests that when the feet are properly supported there is less likelihood of back pain. 

Choose a Smaller Purse

Chiropractors advise those planning to embark on a lengthy Black Friday shopping trip to consider using a smaller purse. Research suggests that toting large heavy bags can put a strain on the back, which can lead to pain. Using a smaller purse can help you keep from lugging around a heavy bag all day long. While shopping the day after Thanksgiving, you are sure to find the deals you need to have bags galore. Many of these will be stuffed to the brim and heavy. Give yourself a break by skipping the heavy purse too. Start today looking for a smaller purse that can help keep your load light.

Visit Your Chiropractor Before Your Trip

Making a trip to your chiropractic prior to being on your feet for an extended amount of time can help you manage and prevent back pain. Research suggests that the joints of the spine can shift through normal daily activity, causing restriction. Chiropractors work specifically with the joints of the spine to restore function. As they use a variety of small adjustments, these doctors manipulate these joints to increase mobility and reduce pain. For those who are ready to put back pain behind them, consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic right away. With more than 425 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary it can be easy to drop by on your way home from work. You may even consider stopping by halfway through your Black Friday shopping trip for a quick adjustment to keep you moving pain-free.

It is never too soon to make the health of your back a priority. Get started on your pain management and prevention plan now.

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

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