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Traffic Update: How to Deal With Stiffness and Pain

By Genevieve Cunningham

Traffic is such a bummer. We all learn to deal with it, but no one enjoys being stuck in never-ending traffic. It causes us to be late. It makes us antsy and anxious. And perhaps worst of all, it makes our bodies hurt! But besides completely avoiding traffic -- which is next to impossible -- what can we really do? We can learn techniques for making the traffic jam a little bit easier. If you're ready to manage your stress and health during traffic, take a look at these tips to help you deal. 

Stretch Before and After

It might seem odd to stretch before traffic -- almost like you're getting ready for a marathon! But in a sense, you totally are getting ready for a battle on the body. Stretching before you get in the car and after you've reached your destination can help work out stiff joints and sore spots. Will it completely eliminate them? Maybe not. But it might make the body much more comfortable and make the commute less miserable. 

Take Support With You

If you're going to be stuck in the car, you might as well be prepared. Keep supportive devices in your car, preferably in a place where you can reach them. Keep a small pillow that can go behind the small of your back. Keep a neck pillow that can offer support when you're beginning to get sore. Anything that can offer support or help you change position is a good thing to keep available.

Add Chiropractic Care to Your Regular Routine

Chiropractic care is such a beneficial thing to add to your life. When it comes to pains that are caused by excessive time sitting in the car, chiropractic care may help work them out and leave your body more comfortable. How? Chiropractors use gentle manipulation to remove restrictions in the body -- restrictions that may be caused by your posture in traffic! As these areas are removed, pain and tension are eliminated and the body is healthier and happier. The key is to see the chiropractor regularly. You sit in traffic regularly, so why not get relief regularly, too? With this one step, you may find that dealing with traffic -- and life in general -- is easier than ever before.

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. Chiropractors may be able to help you get rid of pains and deal with traffic more efficiently. Get some relief and a push in the right direction beginning with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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