Banish Bleacher Pain with These 3 Tips
By Virginia Laird
Many people spend this time of year chasing their favorite high school (or junior high) athlete, finding themselves spending a great deal of time in the bleachers of the various Las Vegas schools along the trail. While many would not consider life any other way (although most could do without the brutal Las Vegas heat), they might like to find a way to get some pain relief that's caused by spending hours on end sitting in the bleachers. There are a few tips that can help prevent and manage back pain from such a lifestyle, including:
- Wear comfy clothes
- Give your back a break
- Visit the chiropractor regularly
Wear Comfy Clothes
Comfy clothes are paramount when spending a great deal of time in the stands. When clothing is too tight, it restricts movement, which essentially can cause pain. Wearing comfy clothes, that are not too tight, allows the body to move naturally, unimpeded. Chiropractors recommend keeping clothes loose enough to sit comfortably. When clothing is painful to sit in, it is time to loosen them up.
Give Your Back a Break
Giving the back a break from poor posture and sitting can be beneficial in preventing and managing back pain. During the game that has required you to be a bleacher bum, find time to get up and stretch lightly. Chiropractors recommend taking a brief walk to the concession stand or the restroom, as this can help release the stress and tension in the back from sitting in an uncomfortable situation for an extended period.
Visit the Chiropractor Regularly
Making trips to the chiropractor regularly can help prevent pain. As chiropractors work to keep the spine unrestricted, patients may find there can be less pain. Many patients report regular trips to the chiropractor have helped the back pain caused by bleachers to dissipate. If you are looking to begin routine visits to the chiropractor, it can be as simple as locating The Joint Chiropractic near you. No appointments are accepted, making it easy to stop in whenever you most need the visit.
The next time you head off to a Las Vegas high school football field to support your favorite athlete or team, consider taking to heart these tips. You just may find the bleacher life to be a bit more bearable, allowing the excitment of the game to be your only concern.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.