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Heading to the Airport? 3 Tips to Prevent Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

Traveling can be stressful whether it's during the holidays or not. While many prefer travel by car, there are sometimes when travel by plane is necessary to make the distance in a short amount of time. During the holiday season, airports see an overwhelming increase in the number of people traveling. If this is you, chiropractors suggest a few things to keep in mind when heading to the airport. Plane seats offer little in the way of back support and comfort, making this advice much more relevant to your travel. These tips include:

  • Wear good walking shoes
  • Invest in quality luggage
  • Arrive at your terminal erly

Wear Good Walking Shoes

Airports are large and can require a great deal of walking. Chiropractors remind those traveling to be prepared to walk a long distance to get the correct gate. For some, travel can take an entire day. This makes it vital to dress comfortably for such travel. Chiropractors recommend those traveling to consider wearing tennis shoes for optimal support, cushion and comfort while on your journey. Your feet will thank you after a long day of walking through airports and hauling your luggage.

Invest in Quality Luggage

Chiropractors recommend avoiding heavy bags when having to carry them through an airport. Invest in a quality luggage before your trip. This would most likely be a set of luggage with wheels which can help keep the load from your back. Chiropractors suggest rolling luggage is best when trying to protect your back from pain and stress during holiday travel.

Arrive at Your Terminal Early

If you aren’t new to flying, you know the struggle of finding a place to sit near the gate while waiting patiently to board. The only way to avoid being the one left standing for a long time is to arrive early to your terminal to ensure you have a seat. Chiropractors suggest getting off your feet when you have a long day of travel ahead can help protect the back from pain.

As you prepare to take off on your adventure, make certain you take the proper precautions to ensure you and your back will make the journey without pain. Here’s to hoping your next trip to the airport will be easy and painless.

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

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