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Go Shopping and Leave the Back Pain at Home

By Virginia Laird

The excitement of shopping can be stopped in its tracks as the thought of back pain begins to set in. Research suggests that millions across the nation admit to suffering with back pain while hustling to get the holiday shopping complete. For those wanting to keep the joy in your holiday fun, it may be time to turn to the advice of those who specialize in caring for the joints of the spine. Chiropractors suggest that there are plenty of things you can do to keep the back pain at bay, including:

  • Shop when you are well-rested
  • Dress comfortably for your shopping trip
  • Check in with your chiropractor

Shop When You Are Well-Rested

There is nothing worse (in my mind) than trying to shop for the holidays while totally exhausted. Research suggests that extreme fatigue can lead to back pain. Rather than allowing this to get the best of you, chiropractors suggest that you make time to get plenty of sleep before shopping. This may mean to make sure you get enough rest each night, or it can be as simple as a brief nap prior to heading out the door. For those of us with young children, the nap may be the best option (I mean who gets enough sleep with youngsters in your home, right). The next time you head to the mall, make sure you are well-rested.

Dress Comfortably for Your Shopping Trip

Chiropractors suggest that dressing comfortably when shopping is one of the many things you can do to help avoid back pain. Personally, I am a heel-loving gal, meaning I will wear them almost anytime or anywhere. However, these are not the best shoes for long shopping trips. Likewise, tight fitting clothing is not the best choice when hitting the mall. Instead, chiropractors suggest that wearing comfy shoes and clothing can help prevent back pain as you make your way through the mall.

Check in With Your Chiropractor

Through normal daily activity, the spine shifts, which can cause restriction in the joints. When left alone, this can cause some permanent damage. Chiropractic care is one of the best all-natural ways to manage and prevent back pain. These doctors of chiropractic manipulate the joints of the spine to restore them to their natural position, increasing mobility and flexibility. If you are ready to begin your routine chiropractic care to help prevent and manage pain, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to get started. There, no appointments are necessary, making it easy to stop by on your way home from work. And, with more than 425 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you.

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

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