Braving the Back-Breaking Bleachers
By Virginia Laird
Oh how we love our children! The list of things we do for them is extensive, and some of these things are not even pleasant. Sitting in the bleachers week after week, for hours on end, may fall in this category, even though watching our child participate brings joy. For those who have already begun following the yellow dog (aka, the school bus) on the endless trips for volleyball or football, braving the backaching bleachers may seem to have already taken its toll on the back. Thankfully, there are a few tips, suggested by chiropractors, to help ease the pain a person may feel while taking in the game. Some of these tips include:
- Try using correct posture
- Invest in a stadium seat
- Visit the chiropractor regularly
Try Using Correct Posture
When there is little in the way of back support, people tend to let go of any use of good posture. However, it is during this time that the need for good posture is more necessary than ever. Poor posture is linked to back pain. Chiropractors suggest preparing for long bleacher events by utilizing stretches and exercises that promote good posture.
Invest in a Stadium Seat
Many chiropractors suggest the use of stadium seats for those who regularly find themselves in the bleachers. These seats can be found in almost any store. It is even possible to find one in the color of your favorite team. While any stadium seat can offer more support than nothing at all, some are better than others. Make sure to try out the seat before purchasing. Although I am an advocate of saving money where possible, this may not be place to look for the best bargain.
Visit the Chiropractor Regularly
Regular visits to the chiropractor can help when managing and preventing back pain. Chiropractors work to restore function to restricted spines, which can be caused by many things. They also work to release stress and tension built up in the back. Regular visits to the chiropractor can help promote a healthy posture as well as prevent back pain. Regular chiropractic visits can be as simple as stopping by the The Joint Chiropractic in the neighborhood on the way to your next football or volleyball game. No appointments are needed, making it easy to be seen before your bleacher sentence.
If you will be spending much time in the bleachers, chasing your favorite Phoenix athlete this fall, you may want to consider putting these tips to the test.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.