Avoid Back Pain While Enjoying Spring Break
By Virginia Laird
The countdown to Spring Break has begun for many across the nation. Most will take full advantage of a week off to vacation, take a long road trip to the beach, or be lazy about the house. No matter which you plan to participate in, being off schedule can wreak havoc on the body. Chiropractors have made several suggestions to help prevent back pain while enjoying some down time, including:
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Stretch before physical activity
- In all circumstances pack light
Wear Comfortable Clothes
No matter the plans in your future, make sure to wear comfortable clothes. Chiropractors suggest the clothes you select can play a huge role in the body’s ability to remain free from pain. Wearing clothes which are too tight can cause pain. Make sure you are comfortable and appropriately dressed for whatever may come your way.
Stretch Before Physical Activity
Keep in mind that before you set out on a hike, play in a pick-up game of basketball, or rearrange the furniture in your home, it is wise to stretch. Chiropractors advise that stretching before participating in physical activity can prevent pain in the back. There is no need to stress over such stretching, simple loosening of the muscles can do the job.
In All Circumstances Pack Light
If you are planning a trip during your Spring Break, you may want to consider packing light. No matter where the destination, keeping heavy loads off the back can help you prevent pain and enjoy the scenery. Chiropractors advise investing in rolling luggage for those needing more space. Meanwhile, chiropractors encourage those packing for a day trip to do so in a backpack with two wide padded straps to help even out the load on the body.
There is No Shame in Seeking Help for Back Pain
If you are one who struggles with regular back pain, it may be wise to see a chiropractor before you head out on your adventures. Having a chiropractor adjust your spine into its least restrictive position can be what you need to keep you on your feet all week long. Getting seen can be as easy as dropping in to The Joint Chiropractic nearest you. With more than 400 locations nationwide, you are certain to find one close by, and if needed, on your mini getaway.
Although you may not know what your Spring Break has in store just yet, these tips can help you get ready for anything which may come your way. Now it is time to begin considering the best way to enjoy your week off. Happy Spring Break to you and your family!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.