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Black Friday Shopping: 3 Tips to Keep the Pain Away

By Virginia Laird

Many across the nation look forward to Thanksgiving not for the food, but for the fun and excitement which can accompany Black Friday shopping. Many will spend numerous hours mapping out the best deals and times to be at a variety of stores and shopping centers. While all of this can offer fun, for some it can bring about a great deal of back pain. Chiropractors admit that there is little reason to allow such pain from keeping you home. A few tips chiropractors suggest to help you keep back pain away while you enjoy this day filled with shopping include:

  • Dress comfortably while shopping
  • Carry a light purse
  • Visit your chiropractor

Dress Comfortably While Shopping

As you prepare to take full advantage of the sales that will be rampant on Black Friday, chiropractors advise you take care of your back as well. It is suggested that you dress comfortably while hitting your choice of stores and malls throughout the night and day. This should include wearing comfortable and supportive shoes. Chiropractors advise you think twice before dressing to impress as you shop on the biggest shopping day of the year.

Carry a Light Purse

Chiropractors suggest that carrying a heavy purse can be detrimental to the back and spine. There is research that proves toting a heavy purse for a lengthy amount of time can cause both pain and injury to the spine. Chiropractors suggest that choosing a smaller purse for your shopping trip can help you keep your load light. If you are one who prefers a larger purse, it is best that you empty everything that is not a necessity so that your bag can be as light as possible.

Visit Your Chiropractor

For those who know back pain is a real possibility when planning a long shopping trip, it can be wise to begin making chiropractic care a part of your healthcare routine. Chiropractors work to keep the joints of the spine free from restriction. Using small adjustments, chiropractors are able to achieve this goal, which can help prevent and manage back pain. Research suggests when the spine is properly positioned, there is a greater range of motion, increased mobility, and reduced pain.

If you are ready to begin your routine chiropractic care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic nearest you. With more than 400 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one nearby. And, with no appointment necessary, you can get seen as soon as you are ready. Stop hesitating and start your routine chiropractic care right away.

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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