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Travel Plans? Take the Joint Chiropractic with You

By Sandy Schroeder

Summers are naturals for trips. Flying to see the grandparents, or driving into a National park, may be high on your list. Most of us have friends and family scattered around the country, some around the globe.

As you pack, consider checking in with The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to remain in peak shape. Bring your family with you, too. Nationwide the Joint Chiropractic has more than 370 clinics. Just enter the zip code of your destination to find the closest Joint clinic.  

As we all know, traveling solo or with family generates adventures. To be prepared, picture what could happen.

  • You might strain your back lifting bags
  • You might have aching shoulders, as you hunch over the wheel
  • A child, or a senior, might sprain an ankle
  • A senior may feel increasing arthritic or sciatic pain
  • Your spouse may run into new neck pain or a severe headache
  • You, and your family, may be tired, stressed, cranky, or tense

The list continues, but the trip won’t be shaped by the glitches of life if you let The Joint chiropractors lend a hand. The Joint’s staff of licensed chiropractors are equipped to help you seek pain relief and overall wellness as you travel.

When You Are in the Air - Avoid risky moves; protect your body. 

Watch out for lifts – Check everything weighing more than five percent of body weight. Avoid twisting the spine, or lifting large objects over your head.

Protect your neck and back – Cushion your body with pillows.

Keep the blood flowing – Long flights can create dangerous levels of pressure in the legs’ blood vessels. Get up and move around; do ankle pumps as you sit.

When You Are at the Wheel - Stay safe and drive safely.

Relieve tension – Clench and loosen the fingers on the wheel. Tighten and release leg muscles. Wiggle shoulders up, back and down.

Stay focused – No texting, getting overly involved in family discussions, or extended chatting on calls. Your responsibility is to keep you and your family safe on the road. Keep your eyes on the road, varying focal points.

Safety first – Make regular stops to walk around, have coffee, stretch muscles, and use restrooms. Avoid driving too long. Switch drivers, or stop for the night.

Nationwide, The Joint Chiropractic clinics are ready to help wherever you go. Find out more about their affordable healthcare plans, extended hours, and walk-in visits. No appointments are needed. Bon voyage!

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

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