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Shopping in Your Future: Here's How to Prevent Pain

By Virginia Laird

Making a trip to the mall can be an exciting thing. However, for many the trip may end in pain. Chiropractors admit that many will fall victim to back pain as they make their way through the mall hunting for the next fashionable and necessary addition to your closet. Rather than allowing this pain to take over your trip, chiropractors suggest there are a host of tips to try to help prevent this pain. These tips include:

  • Dress comfortably when hitting the mall
  • Avoid taking a heavy purse
  • Timing is everything

Dress Comfortably When Hitting the Mall

Chiropractors suggest that dressing to impress when heading out for a day of shopping may not be the best idea. Although you may want to look your best as you browse the racks for your next big find, dressing comfortably is advised. Chiropractors suggest that wearing comfortable shoes should be at the top of your list when making a day at the shopping mall. This is a great way to prevent back pain. Consider this advice the next time you are heading out to the mall or anyplace there is a lot of walking.

Avoid Taking a Heavy Purse

Chiropractors indicate that carrying a heavy purse with you as you scale the mall can lead to tension and stress on the spine. It is suggested that you carry a smaller purse, which allows you to pack less, making your load lighter as you shop.  It is also recommended that you use a crossbody purse to help evenly distribute the weight of your purse as you stroll through the mall. Consider investing in a smaller purse for your next big shopping trip.

Timing is Everything

For those who love to shop, you may already be aware that the weekends at the mall can be overly crowded, causing long lines and lack of benches available for breaks. Chiropractors advise that timing is everything when trying to prevent back pain as you shop. As you make your way through the mall, it is best that you allow for breaks. This is best done when the mall is not crowded. Make sure you plan your next visit to the mall for a time when the mall is not super crowded.

There are many who struggle with back pain, no matter the home remedy used to prevent it. These are the ones who need to make routine chiropractic care a habit. While you may not be ready to admit it, this may describe your pain. Research indicates that routine chiropractic care as part of your healthcare regimen can help prevent and manage pain that seems to be out of control. If you are ready to give this a try, stop by The Joint Chiropractic today. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, getting started is as simple as dropping in on your way home from work.

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

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