Get Adjusted Before Your Travels!
By Donna Stark
Sure, summer is only a few months away, but if you can't wait that long for your regular vacation, you may want to consider getting away for a long weekend during spring. But before you do, take the time to read the following travel tips from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. Because whether it's the mountains that are calling your name or the beach that is tempting your toes, you definitely don't want to show up to your destination in pain.
It doesn't matter if you are flying to your destination or hitting the roads in your car, traveling can certainly take a toll on your body, especially if you are already dealing with chronic pain. That's why it is a smart idea to get adjusted before you leave and when you get back. Your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic will make sure your spine is in proper alignment and ready for whatever comes its way.
On top of that, the adjustments you receive will also provide treatment for any chronic conditions you may be dealing with, such as sciatica or low back pain. Reducing your pain, or the risk of it, with chiropractic care will really make a difference in how well your trip goes. And when you get home? See your chiropractor again! The adjustment you receive once you get back will correct any new alignment issues that may have formed during these new adventures.
In addition to getting adjusted, there are a few other things you can do to make sure this spring excursion goes just as planned. Take a look at them below.
- Bring a lumbar support pillow or roll up a towel and place it in the small of your back for support
- Adjust your seat to accommodate your height
- Keep important items within reach during your travels (phone, tissues, map, snacks)
- Pay attention to your posture
- Take frequent breaks to stretch and walk
- Take active steps to relieve tension in the body, such as breathing exercises or meditation
- Encourage relaxation by reading, listening to music, or gazing at the scenery
A Spring Fling Worth Remembering
By following the tips above, you should be able to arrive at your destination free of pain, but if you don't, take heart! With more than 600 locations nationwide, there may very well be a Joint Chiropractic right down the road from where you are staying. And with their extended hours and walk-in availability, you won't have any problems being seen. Have fun and stay safe!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Jacksonville, Fla.