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How to Survive the Zoo Without Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

San Diego is known across the nation for its world-class zoo. Millions troop through this city each year in search of the excitement of the one-of-a-kind zoo experience. It is said, for many, taking in the entire zoo in one day cannot be done. No matter how long it may take you and your family to experience all that there is to see at the San Diego Zoo, one thing is sure: it is necessary to protect your back from pain while spending a great deal of time on your feet. A few tips to try include:

  • Get off your feet often
  • Bring a stroller for your young children
  • Visit your chiropractor

Get Off Your Feet Often

While at the zoo, it can be tempting to push through pain and exhaustion to explore and see all you can. However, this is not the best plan of action. Instead, chiropractors advise it is best to take breaks often. These breaks should include time off your feet. Find a bench or a place to sit for a few minutes. Following this advice can help you stay on your feet longer and prevent back pain.

Bring a Stroller for Your Younger Children

If you are the parent of young children, you know the odds of getting through the zoo without being asked to carry them at some point. A stroller can be a back saver. As much as you may love to carry your children, it is not a great idea when you will be spending a lot of time on your feet. Chiropractors advise that any time you will be spending the majority of your day on your feet, it is best to bring a stroller for help toting your youngsters. Another great benefit of bringing a stroller is its ability to carry your necessities.

Visit Your Chiropractor

One great way to prevent and manage back pain is to visit your chiropractor. Research suggests that as the spine shifts into a restricted position, it can cause back pain. Chiropractors work to restore function to the spine, which can help prevent back pain. It is suggested that a trip to the chiropractor prior to spending hours on your feet can help prevent back pain.

If you are one who struggles with back pain, it is wise to begin routine chiropractic care to help prevent and manage back pain. If you are ready to begin your chiropractic care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic near you to get started. With no appointment necessary, you can begin your care when you need it most. With more than 400 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one near you.

Before you head out to the zoo, stop by your chiropractor for a quick adjustment to begin your trip pain-free.

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

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