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Car-Related Back Pain: Tips for Comfort

By Genevieve Cunningham

Most people spend a lot of time in the car. Whether it’s a long commute or simply getting out and about for normal daily activities, we drive a lot! For a lot of people, the only complaint is how driving affects the pocketbook. But for a growing number of people, excessive time spent in the car is contributing to a large amount of pain and discomfort. If you’re sick of dealing with pain stemming from time spent in the car, take a look at these tips to make the driving experience more comfortable.

Play With Your Car’s Settings

Most cars, especially if they’re relatively new, have plenty of settings to make the commute more comfortable. Adjust the seat. Is it too close to the steering wheel or too far away? Adjust the angle at which it rests. Does it tilt forward or backward? Adjust the arm and head rests. Are they resting at appropriate heights? Use the car’s settings to make your body, and therefore your drive, as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

Keep Supportive Devices Handy

Sometimes what comes in the car simply isn’t enough. If this sounds like you, it may be a good idea to have supportive devices in the trunk. Carry a low back support or pillow. Carry a wrist brace. Carry a device that allows the neck to rest. These devices can all be found online at a relatively low cost. The more prepared you are, the easier it is to eliminate or manage pain and keep the body feeling healthier and stronger.

Get Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to manage back pain. Whether the pain in your back is from the car, work, exercise, or something else, chiropractic care can probably help. Chiropractors use gentle manipulation to remove restrictions from the vertebrae of the spine. This action allows the body to release tension, which then reduces or eliminates pain. And with regular care, this pain is far more likely to stay away. Anytime you need pain relief or a boost in health in the back or neck, chiropractic care is one of the best places to start.

If chiropractic care sounds like something worth adding to your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is an easy and stress-free process. Instead of worrying with high prices and busy schedules, just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to your advantage. Adding chiropractic care to your life can make a huge difference. Get your life and health moving in a better direction beginning with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

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

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