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Is Your Purse Causing You Pain? Try This

By Virginia Laird

Each year, millions admit that a heavy purse led to pain in the back and neck. At times, this weight can lead to shifting of the joints of the spine, which can lead to injury. Yes, I said it! Carrying a heavy purse can injure you. Chiropractors are constantly reminding their patients to avoid getting a heavy bag or purse. A few things you can do to help avoid back pain associated with lugging around a heavy purse include:

  • Carry a smaller purse
  • Use a crossbody bag
  • Consider routine chiropractic care 

Carry a Smaller Purse

The purse you choose to carry can affect your back. Research proves that as you tote a heavy load on your shoulder that it can pull at the spine, which can cause restriction. For this reason, chiropractors advise that carrying a smaller purse is more practical. The truth is that a large purse is heavy due to the amount of items tossed in at any given moment, whereas a smaller purse has less room for all the unnecessary items. This allows you to keep your load lightweight, which can help prevent and manage back pain. Check your purse to see what you can do to lighten your load and reduce the size of your purse next time you head out.

Use a Crossbody Bag

For those who prefer the larger purse, chiropractors encourage the use of a crossbody bag. This allows you to wear the bag across your body, which helps to more evenly distribute the weight. As you make this a habit, you may notice that the load of your purse does not pull at the joints of the spine as much as other purses. Check your closet to see if you have a purse that you can use to help ease the pain of carrying the wrong one. If not, consider this permission to make a trip to the mall looking for a great purse that can help prevent back pain.  

Consider Routine Chiropractic Care

As you constantly struggle with back pain, it can be necessary to consider routine chiropractic care. Chiropractors work to establish a plan of action that can help you address your painful issues. As you go about daily activities, the joints in the spine move, which can cause restriction. Routine chiropractic care can help restore function to the spine without invasive procedures or medicine. Consider starting your routine chiropractic care right away. If this sounds like something you are ready to begin, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood. There, your chiropractor is ready to start your pain prevention plan as soon as you arrive. With no appointments necessary, this can happen today on your way home from work.  And with more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one nearby.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.

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