Bleachers and Back Pain: How to Enjoy the Game
By Virginia Laird
Bleachers are no friend for someone who suffers with even the slightest back pain. As football season quickly approaches, your athlete may be all smiles at the thought of life under the football lights. However, for you there may be slightly less excitement and more dread at the thought of life in the stands. Chiropractors have put together a list of tips to try for parents who may find themselves in the bleachers this fall. Some of these tips include:
- Make a trip to the concession stand
- Purchase a stadium seat
- Drop by the chiropractor
Make a Trip to the Concession Stand
Chiropractors suggest those who find themselves spending hours in the bleachers make a trip to the concession stand at halftime. This is a great way to allow the back (and body) to stretch and release tension. Research suggests that stretching can help prevent back pain from taking over the body and promotes a healthy spine. If you enjoy watching your favorite athlete play ball, taking care of your back so that you can be in the bleachers for each game is paramount.
Purchase a Stadium Seat
A stadium seat can be a parent’s best friend, especially when chasing the athletic bus from one high school field to the next. Chiropractors advise that having a stadium seat can encourage proper posture and offer back support while spending time in the stands. Fortunately, these can be found at most sporting goods stores. Chiropractors suggest trying it out before making the purchase as there are a variety of sizes and styles.
Drop By the Chiropractor
For many, a trip to the chiropractor may begin with trying to get rid of unwanted back pain. However, it is recommended that routine chiropractic care can help prevent pain from showing up. For those who are preparing to spend countless hours in the bleachers this season, it may be wise to give this care a try. Locate The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood to get started on a pain prevention plan right away. With no appointment necessary, you can stop in while on your way to the big game. And, with more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you.
May your back last through every game this season as you root for your favorite high school team this season!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C.