Play with the Grandkids Without the Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

Spending time with your grandchildren is time well spent. However, there are plenty of activities that the youngsters may enjoy that can prove to be painful for you. Chiropractors admit that this is a common thread for grandparents. More often than not, loving grammys and grandpas participate in activities at the request of grandchildren that may cause some pain. Chiropractors also advise that there are several things you can do in an effort to help keep such pain away. Some of these things include:

  • Stretch before play
  • Take breaks often
  • Add routine chiropractic care

Stretch Before Play

As the body ages, it can require slightly more time spent stretching. This can include stretching prior to playing with your grandchildren. Although this may seem like an elementary concept, consider the things you will most likely be doing, including:

  • Sitting on the floor for long periods of time
  • Making tents and forts to play in
  • Playing tag outdoors
  • Taking up a sport together

Simply reading the list of activities to do with your grandchildren can be exhausting. Chiropractors suggest it is best to stretch anytime you expect to be physically active, including times when you may be entertaining your loved ones. Stretching can help prevent back pain.

Take Breaks Often

Another tip provided by chiropractors to adhere to when having fun with your crew includes taking breaks often. As the body ages, it can prove to be taxing to get down on the floor and back up again. Chiropractors advise breaks should allow you time to get off your feet, give your back a rest, and release any tension which may be building in the body.

Add Routine Chiropractic Care

For the grandparent who enjoys staying busy with their grandchildren, routine chiropractic care can help keep you on your feet. Many turn to such care as a way to prevent and manage back pain and maintain mobility and flexibility.

If you are ready to begin your journey of routine chiropractic care, locate The Joint Chiropractic in your community to begin your personalized pain management plan right away. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one located near you. And with no appointment necessary, you can drop by when it is most convenient for you.

Stop letting back pain -- or any pain -- keep you from fully enjoying time spent with your grandchildren.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Brentwood, Tenn.

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