How to Vacation Without Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

It is officially vacation season. If you have not already planned your family vacay, chances are you will soon. Before counting out some of the activities the kids may enjoy because you may be worried about your back, take the advice of chiropractors. These doctors have offered many tips to patients in an effort to help reduce back pain while enjoying time away from home. A few of these tips include:

  • Plan on wearing comfy shoes
  • Pack light
  • Visit your chiropractor

Plan on Wearing Comfy Shoes

Although it may be tempting to dress in flip-flops all vacation long, these are not the best shoes to wear when trying to prevent back pain. Chiropractors advise it is best to wear shoes which will offer support. They suggest the best shoes to wear are tennis shoes, as these can offer support to both the foot and the back. Research provides enough evidence to believe that wearing the wrong shoes can cause back pain and also inhibit a natural stride. This can lead to restriction of the spine. While enjoying your vacation, make sure to pack a good pair of tennis shoes.

Pack Light

No matter where you plan to take the family, it is best to pack light. Chiropractors remind patients that whatever is packed will need to be carried from one place to the other. Packing too much can make the load heavy. This is can wreak havoc on the spine. A few areas to consider conservation when packing for vacation include:

  • Reducing the number of shoes you pack
  • Leave behind your hair dryer
  • Go fresh faced on vacation and leave your makeup
  • Consider doing a load of laundry along your way

These suggestions are just a few ways to help keep your pack light. Take a long look at what you plan to pack and find a few items you can leave behind.

Visit Your Chiropractor

A trip to the chiropractor can help get your vacation started on the right foot. Chiropractors work to restore function to the spine. This can help reduce and prevent pain. If you are ready to begin your personalized plan, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And if needed, you may be able to find one near your vacation spot. There are no appointments necessary, making it easy to start your care as soon as you are ready to do so. Consider dropping by on your way home from work today.

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

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