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Pumpkin Patch and Pain: 3 Tips to Try

By Virginia Laird 

Fall is an exciting time of year. For millions across the nation, a trip to the pumpkin patch is a must. Although there is a great deal of fun to be had, there can also be much pain. Often, these excursions can require plenty of time on your feet, as well as lugging heavy loads of your pumpkin finds all over the place. For this reason, experts have made a few suggestions to help you keep your back pain in check as you enjoy the pumpkin patch, including:

  • Wear comfy shoes
  • Ask for help with heavy loads
  • Find a place to get off of your feet

Wear Comfy Shoes

Wearing comfortable shoes can be helpful in preventing back pain as you spend time on your feet. Chiropractors encourage these to be tennis shoes. Those who wear shoes without support and cushion may be inviting the unwanted pain. Before you head over to gather your pumpkins, make sure you are wearing the right shoes to keep the pain at bay.

Ask for Help With Heavy Loads

Although you may feel as though you are plenty capable of lugging your glorious finds back to the car, pumpkins can be heavy. This is especially true when you are carrying them for long distances. Chiropractors encourage patients to ask for help when toting heavy loads. There is no shame in asking for assistance as you do all you can to prevent back pain. Your back should be a priority as you enjoy all things fall. Start now by doing all you can to keep back pain at bay. 

Find a Place to Get Off of Your Feet

For those who struggle with back pain, any time spent on your feet can be too much. Chiropractors say that it is vital to find a place to get off of your feet. Finding time and a place to get off of your feet can be beneficial to help keep your back pain in check. As you visit the pumpkin patch, locate the benches so that you are able to find a place to get off your feet when you need it most. 

If you are one of the many who struggles to keep back pain at bay, it can be wise to consider adding routine chiropractic care to your healthcare regimen. Chiropractors focus on caring for your spine to help prevent and manage your pain. As you visit with your chiropractor you will be encouraged to share your concerns and goals. Together, you will establish a course of action to put your pain behind you. When you are ready to start your routine care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, you are sure to be seen when you feel like you need it most. 

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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