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3 Chiropractic Tips to Avoid Back Pain While Camping

By Virginia Laird

As you enjoy the warmth of the daytime that spring has to offer, followed by the cool crisp evening, it can be tempting to begin planning weekend camping trips. Just the thought of this family excursion can prove to be enough to excite everyone involved. While the kids may be looking forward to sleeping bag life, it can be a painful thought for adults. Chiropractors recommend those who struggle to prevent back pain while camping can do a few things to prevent this dreadful reality. These professionals have put together a list of tips to help prevent back pain for those considering a camping trip in the near future, including:

  • Wear good shoes
  • Invest in an air mattress
  • Visit your chiropractor

Wear Good Shoes

Shoes can be the secret to preventing back pain. A good pair of shoes is characterized as tennis shoes which offer enough support for the foot to prevent you from walking unnaturally. While you may think that your old broken in tennis shoes are perfect for the job, this can prove to be quite the opposite. Chiropractors suggest that much of the time the shoes believed to be broken in are simply broken down and should be tossed. Check your shoes before heading out to the campground to help keep the pain at a distance.

Invest in an Air Mattress

While you may be ready to head out the door to go camping right away, your sleeping situation may need a few tweaks to make certain to avoid the inevitible pain. Chiropractors suggest that an air mattress can help prevent back pain while you are camping. Although this will not be anything near to sleeping in your own comfy bed, it can prvide more cushion than sleeping on the ground. Don't be too concerned with your ability to fall asleep though, research suggests that camping is great for getting a good night of sleep.

Visit Your Chiropractor

If you are one who struggles with pain in the back, you may want to consider a trip to the chiropractor prior to your camping weekend. Chiropractors at the joint chiropractic are always ready to offer the help you need when you need it. With no appointment necessary it can be easy to drop in on your way to your weekend excursion. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you.

Now is the time to take advantage of the beautiful warm days and nice cool nights. Start planning your weekend camping fun with your family and enjoy the great outdoors before the summer heat arrives.

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

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