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Here's How to Enjoy Summer Travel Without Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

Have you already made your summer vacation reservations? Now is typically the time that families begin to plan the details surrounding their big summer trip. Although the kids will the thrilled at the thought of traveling, there are parts of it that may have the adults squirm. Chiropractors suggest that millions struggle with back pain while on vacation. For some, this may be brought on by the bed that is slept on while away from home. Still, others may experience such pain caused from a host of other issues while on vacation. Chiropractors have offered a few tips to help ease the pain you may have while traveling, including:

  • Always dress comfortably
  • Take breaks while traveling
  • Be sure to sleep while on vacation

Always Dress Comfortably

Chiropractors suggest that dressing comfortably in every sense is vital to preventing back pain as you travel. It is suggested as you pack your bags you select only your most comfy tennis shoes to accompany your trip. Because you know you will spend a good amount of time on your feet checking out the sights, it is imperative that you protect your feet. Chiropractors admit that when the feet begin to wear out, most compensate by altering their stride, which puts unnecessary stress on the joints of the spine.

Take Breaks While Traveling

Chiropractors teach that traveling can cause back pain regardless of the form of travel you choose. Research indicates that sitting for long periods of time causes tension to build in the back, which can lead to a great deal of back pain. Chiropractors suggest that taking breaks can be beneficial in preventing such pain. For those traveling by car, this can mean stopping and getting out to walk around and stretch every hour or two. Those who may choose to fly should get up while on the plane to stretch. Taking breaks as you travel is key to preventing and managing back pain. Preventing such pain before it begins may be the secret to a vacation without such pain.

Be Sure to Sleep While On Vacation

Although most go on vacation to get away, eliminate bedtimes, and pack in as much fun as possible, chiropractors suggest that sleep is vital to preventing back pain. Professionals suggest that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. Still, with this knowledge there are many who will choose to burn the midnight oil while on vacation. Be sure as you make your travel plans you include time to get enough sleep. This can help you stay pain-free as you enjoy your time away with  the family.

For those who suffer with extreme back pain, it can be a good idea to consider adding routine back pain to your healthcare regimen. Research suggests that such care can help eliminate and manage such pain, making it a thing of your past. If you are ready to make this part of your routine, now is the time to drop by The Joint Chiropractic near you. With more than 450 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary, getting seen is as easy as dropping by on your way home from work.

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

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