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Love Fashion? 3 Tips to Enjoy It Without Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

Many people love fashion and all it encompasses. There is much more to being stylish than the clothing and the price tag. The super high heels, large (heavy) totes, and tight clothing are enough to put a damper on daily life. There is no need to believe being stylish is impossible without discomfort. With a few minor changes to the outfit, a person can be stylish with no pain. Chiropractors encourage people to follow a few guidelines when choosing clothing and accessories, including:

  • Choose smaller heels
  • Carry smaller and lighter purses
  • Select clothing that not too tight

Choose Smaller Heels

I do love a good, beautiful pair of high heels. However, these can bring a great deal of pain to the back. With little to offer in the way of cushion or support, it can be difficult to wear heels for any length of time. Chiropractors suggest choosing a lower heel, as higher heels alter the stride. More specifically, it is suggested to keep the heel at or below two inches. When the stride is changed, even slightly, it can cause a shift spine.

Carry Smaller and Lighter Purses

Purses are a great way to spice up an outfit. It is easy to get lost in the wide variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. Without thinking, many people reach to a purse that may be larger than necessary. Before too long, the purse may be full of things that weigh it down and much of it may be unnecessary. Carrying a purse that is too heavy can cause strain on the spine. Chiropractors recommend using a purse or bag that is smaller. This can help prevent toting a heavy load around. There are a great many smaller bags that can meet your style needs.

Select Clothing that is Not Too Tight

Wearing clothing that is too tight can be painful. Clothing can restrict the body's ability to move freely and naturally, causing pain.  Many chiropractors advise against super tight clothing as well. A person can dress trendy and comfortably. This may require the person to dig a little deeper while shopping to find the right fit, but it can be done.

If you are like me, these tips give plenty of reason to do a little more shopping. Good luck in your search to find a balance between style and caring for your back.

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

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