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Grocery Shopping Can Be Painful: How to Ease the Pain

By Virginia Laird

With shopping for groceries being one of the least favorite reasons to shop, there is plenty of reason to find ways to make it less painful in every sense of the word. Chiropractors suggest that as you eliminate the back pain from the trip, it can be easier to get through the rest of the daunting chore. For this reason, chiropractors have offered a few tips to help alleviate back pain. These tips include:

  • Wear comfy shoes
  • Get help lifting heavy items
  • Avoid shopping during prime hours

Wear Comfy Shoes

Inevitably, your short trip to the supermarket may last a tad longer than you had planned. As you focus on finding your necessary items, it can be difficult to stay on task if you are suffering with back pain. Wearing comfy shoes anytime you are required to do a great deal of walking is a great idea. This includes time spent at the grocery store. Chiropractors advise that wearing a good pair of tennis shoes can make your trip to the grocery store more pleasant and help prevent back pain from taking over. For those who find themselves dropping by the store on their way home from work, it is wise to keep a pair f tennis shoes in your car for these quick trips into the store.

Get Help Lifting Heavy Items

Chiropractors suggest that when lifting heavy items at the store it is necessary to get help. These items can include soda, cases of water, and other items which can be bulky and heavy. Although finding someone who can help may seem to slow you down, it is vital that you ask for help in an effort to prevent back pain. The next time you head to the supermarket, make sure you get help lifting those items which may provide you too much struggle to lift alone.  

Avoid Shopping During Prime Hours

For those who struggle with back pain, trying to make your shopping trips quick is best. The idea that the less time you spend on your feet, the less pain you will endure can be true. To adhere to this, chiropractors suggest that you avoid shopping during prime hours. The busier the store, the longer your trip will likely be. Standing in line can surely be one area that can increase the pain you feel in your back. For most stores, weekends and times right after work would be the busiest. During these times it is best to avoid the store.

There are some who can apply every tip provided by chiropractors and still struggle to prevent back pain. If this is you, it might be time to consider routine chiropractic care. While visiting with your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic you will work together to establish a personalized plan to help prevent and manage your pain. If you are ready to give this care a try, consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic today. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointment necessary, you are sure to be seen when you need it most.

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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