How to Enjoy Friday Night Lights Sans Pain

By Virginia Laird

Friday nights under the lights of the local high school stadium brings joy to the players, performers, and all spectators who choose to attend. Still, there are a few aspects of this annual football-viewing activity that be brutal, among them is back pain. This type of pain can be enough to irritate both the body and mind. Rather than allowing such pain to ruin your evening of fun, chiropractors recommend a few tips to help you manage it. They include:

  • Make a stadium seat your best friend
  • Avoid bringing a heavy purse
  • Stretch during the game

Make a Stadium Seat Your Best Friend

Rather than going to the game ready to rely on the benches in the bleachers to provide a seat, consider investing in a stadium seat. These offer back support, which can help promote good posture. There are a variety of stadium seats from which to choose, so make sure you try it out before making your purchase. Each type offers slightly different comfort and support. Make sure you get the one best suited for your needs. And grab it in your spirit colors!

Avoid Bringing a Heavy Purse 

Although you may prefer a larger purse, carrying it to the game will do nothing more than weigh you down. Chiropractors say that heavy purses and bags can tug at the spine, which can lead to restriction and pain. Instead, they suggest that you opt for a smaller purse to help keep your load light and your back free from pain.

Stretch During the Game

Chiropractors encourage patients to make time to get up and stretch during each game. A great time for this would be between each quarter. These stretches can be simple and should include the back and neck. This can help release tension that builds as you sit in the bleachers taking in the game. Consider making this part of your game-time routine as you head to the football game next week.

If you are serious about taking control of your back pain, routine chiropractic care can help. Now is as good of time as any to get started on such care. Locate The Joint Chiropractic nearest you and plan to stop by on your way home from work, as there are no appointments necessary. And with more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one in your community. 

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

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