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Chiropractic Advice for Various Forms of Travel

By Brandi Swieter 

People tend to travel during the holidays. Whether they've decided to take a vacation or they're off to see family, various modes of transportation get utilized by those heading away from home. Cars, trains, and planes each have their own setbacks when it comes to comfort. Taking some chiropractic advice when using these forms of travel can make the ride more enjoyable and less painful.

By Car

When traveling by car, people should use a lumbar support pillow to ease lower back pain that tends to set in. This is especially true for the driver. It's also necessary to schedule regular breaks so the driver and passengers can get out and stretch. Sitting for an extended time in a tight space can be extremely uncomfortable. The legs should be stretched in particular as they remain bent during the ride. 

By Train

Individuals should try to book an aisle seat when traveling by train. There will be more room to stretch the legs so people don't get uncomfortable as easily. There does tend to be more spacious seating in a train versus plane, so the ride should be more bearable. If a person is able, booking a train cabin is the better option. It provides a space to lay down and sit more comfortably without others surrounding you. This is best for long travel plans or when traveling with family. 

By Plane

Traveling by plane is quite common yet quite painful for many. The cramped seating leaves countless people sore and fatigued. It can be difficult to sleep sitting upright. Getting up to stretch as often as possible is best. It's also advisable to find an aisle seat with more foot room, and bring along a neck pillow for resting without stiffness setting in early. 

See a Chiropractor Upon Departure, Arrival, and Return

Seeing a chiropractor before a person heads out on their trip can help to remove joint restrictions and ensure the body is flexible and comfortable during the duration. This is true no matter the mode of transportation utilized. It's also wise to visit upon arrival at the destination. The ride may have caused some discomfort that needs to be eased so the trip can be enjoyed. With traveling home still yet to accomplish, anyone who has taken a vacation or visited loved ones should see a chiropractor when they get home to help ease them back into the demands of daily life. 

With more than 425 locations, The Joint Chiropractic can be your go-to place no matter where you travel throughout the states. Visit them before departure, after arrival, and upon return for a pain-free, enjoyable experience from start to finish.

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

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