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Don't Let Summer Travel Cause You Pain

By Virginia Laird

As you prepare to pack up your family and head out on a glorious vacation, chiropractors admit you should make sure to take a few precautions to help prevent back pain. Such pain can stop the fun you are planning in a heartbeat. Rather than finding yourself stuck in the hotel room with such pain, make sure you adhere to the advice of these chiropractors, including:

  • Dress comfy while you travel
  • Take breaks often
  • Pack light

Dress Comfy While You Travel

Chiropractors indicate that dressing comfy while traveling is half the battle when it comes to preventing back pain. Not only should you wear shoes which are comfy on your feet, you should also avoid wearing clothing that is too tight. This can restrict movement which can lead to back pain. Whether you are taking a road trip or catching a plane, it is imperative that you wear comfy clothes to help you enjoy your trip from beginning to end.

Take Breaks Often

Chiropractors advise that allowing for breaks as you travel can be an asset in preventing back pain. It is suggested that, when traveling by car, you stop once an hour to stretch your body. This can help prevent tension from building and causing pain. If you are traveling by plane, the same is true. Making it a habit to stand every hour and stretch can help keep back pain from taking over your vacation plans. As you head out on your trip make the conscious effort to stand and stretch throughout your journey.

Pack Light

Research indicates that not only what you pack, but how you pack it can play a part in preventing back pain. Chiropractors suggest that you should make every effort to pack light. This includes leaving behind the items which are not necessary. Toting heavy bags and suitcases can put undue stress on the spine which can lead to restriction and pain. If you are one who struggles with packing light, it may be wise to pack in suitcases that roll. This is another way to keep the load off your back and prevent unnecessary pain.

For those who struggle with back pain each time you take a trip, it is time to consider routine chiropractic care to help prevent such pain. Your chiropractor will help relieve such pain by using small adjustments to the spine to release tension and restore function. Drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to get started on your personalized care today. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointment necessary, getting started can be as simple as dropping by on your way home from work.

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

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