3 Tips to Travel Without Back Pain
By Virginia Laird
With spring break just a few short weeks away, you may already be planning to make the most of your week off by taking a trip. While this is enough to get everyone in your home excited, back pain associated with travel can put quite the damper on your travel. Chiropractors admit that many suffer with back pain while traveling. However, these same chiropractors suggest there are several things you can do to help keep the pain at bay. A few of their suggested tips include:
- Travel in comfortable attire
- Take breaks often
- Check in with your chiropractor before your trip
Travel in Comfortable Attire
Dressing comfortable as you travel can play a huge role in keeping back pain away. As you know, traveling can require much time on your feet as you explore the various locations you pass along the way. Wearing the wrong footwear can lead to back pain before you ever get to your destination. Chiropractors suggest that along with wearing comfy shoes, you also want to dress in comfortable clothing. This can allow you to move freely. Wearing clothing that may be super cute, but restrictive can lead to back pain before you ever hit the highway. Make sure you wear (and pack) comfy clothes for your vacation.
Take Breaks Often
Whether you are driving or flying, it is necessary to take breaks from sitting for long periods of time. Chiropractors admit that sitting for a long time can lead to tension in the back and pain. For this reason, it is necessary to plan ahead for plenty of breaks. These should include getting out of the car (or seat if you are flying) and stretching your legs and back. Releasing the tension can keep back pain from putting a damper on your entire vacation.
Check in with Your Chiropractor Before Your Trip
For those who have experienced pain while traveling previously, it is a great idea to plan a quick visit to your chiropractor before leaving on your spring break adventure. Having your chiropractor adjust your spine to release any tension and restore function can help keep you on your feet the entire time your are on your trip. As you plan your vacation, make sure that you pencil in a trip to The Joint Chiropractic before hitting the road. With no appointment necessary you can drop by on your way out of town. And with more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your community. Make keeping your back free from pain a top priority while you enjoy your week away from reality. Safe travels!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.