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Why Ignoring Pain While Traveling Does More Harm

By Brandi Swieter

Countless people spend their time traveling to both local hotspots and faraway places. No matter the destination, the trip can prove quite taxing on the body if certain precautions are not taken. Too many tourists ignore pain while they’re on vacation and say they’ll worry about it once they return. Doing so can cause more harm than good to the body, as it could develop into a worse problem if left unhandled.

Exposing Underlying Conditions

If a person sits for a long period and realizes their back is aching, ignoring the feeling won’t make it go away. Although many people are told while growing up to simply walk off their injuries and put them out of their minds, this is the last thing someone should be doing. Taking a look at the root of the problem right away and assessing the situation is the only way to expose possible underlying conditions. The pain may not be due to simply sitting for too long. Someone may have a herniated disk, weakened spine, or other issue that causes the pain to come out during certain situations, such as traveling.

Popping Pills

Some travelers don’t exactly ignore their pain. Instead, they start taking pain pills regularly to help alleviate. The body can build up a tolerance to these medications if they get used too much, rendering them useless when truly needed. It is always best to get the issue looked at and resolved rather than covering it up with a pill that eases the feelings yet doesn’t make the problem go away entirely.

Causing Other Health Problems

Pain has a way of bringing about other issues. One ache in the body can turn into several if left untreated as it helps other health problems to arise. A person who feels regular pains in their back and neck may not be getting out to do as much sightseeing on their trip. They may stay in bed, leading to fatigue and muscle weakness. These problems can then cause further damage themselves. It is best to treat the initial cause of pain so no other health issues come about later on down the line.

Traveling tends to bring on numerous pains for many people. Whether someone has a backache from sitting too long or their legs feel achy and stiff after a long day of sightseeing, the pain should never get ignored. Visit a chiropractor where you can get an assessment. With more than 380 locations nationwide, anyone with a package from The Joint Chiropractic can drop into a convenient location, even if it's on the opposite coast. After returning home, it is also important to visit The Joint Chiropractic to have your regular doctor give you a second assessment. He can help manage any aches and complaints felt from throughout the trip and help get people ready for their lives back at home.

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

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