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Dress for Spinal Success: Why Your Clothes and Shoes Matter

By Genevieve Cunningham

Dressing for success is about more than nice suits and promotions and perfectly coiffed hair. It’s about being comfortable and confident in your own skin. One way to do this is by making sure that what’s under your clothes, your body, is in tip-top shape. This is especially true in the case of your back. If you want to dress for success, take a look at these tips for choosing apparel that matches your body’s needs.

Skip Anything Super Tight

Even if you have a body to die for, it’s not helpful to wear clothes that are too tight. This can cause restricted blood flow, heat rashes, sore muscles, and other problems with your health. So, how do you know if it’s too tight? Ask a trusted friend or family member first. If one is not available, move around before you buy. Does it pinch or rub when you move? Is it uncomfortable when you sit? If so, go up a size and get comfortable.

Empty Your Bag

A heavy bag is not good for your back. It can pull on one side or the other, causing your spine to lean in one direction or the other. With long-term use, a heavy bag can even cause your vertebrae to become misaligned, which causes tension, pain, and other problems throughout your body. The solution? Empty your bag! It can also be helpful to use a smaller bag which can fit fewer items and is less likely to weigh you down.

Watch Those Heels

Heels are gorgeous. They look dangerous and professional all at the same time. They can make an outfit pop. What’s not to love? Actually, it’s the fact that they can throw your back out of alignment that makes them less than desirable. If the option of flats are available, choose those over heels. If you really want to wear your favorite heels, have a backup pair of comfy shoes available to change into at your earliest convenience.

No matter what clothes you choose, if you really want to keep your spine healthy, it’s a good idea to incorporate chiropractic care into your routine. Chiropractors may not only align your spine properly, but may offer advice on how to keep your back healthy long-term. If you would like to try chiropractic care, visit with chiropractors at The Joint. With walk-in visits and affordable pricing, getting care is easier than ever. Get to The Joint for quality care and a healthy back as soon as today!

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