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Holiday Back Pain: Here's the Relief You Need

By Genevieve Cunningham

Back pain is a common complaint of the holiday season. It seems that the pain comes right along with the normal hustle and bustle of the season. Of course, if the back pain gets too severe, it can severely limit your holiday activities. And seriously, who wants that? If you need to manage back pain this season, take a look at these common culprits along with some tips for feeling your best.

Travel

Traveling is fun but also painful. There's so much time spent cooped up with zero movement, it's no wonder we experience back pain. Those who spend a lot of time traveling through the holidays often leave the holidays with back and neck pain as well as stiffness in the joints. Big tip for relief: Make sure you're getting plenty of movement to help with the stiffness.

Shopping

Shopping means spending hours and hours on your feet. If you're not used to this it can create pain in the feet, the back, and if you shop long enough, the neck as well. Not only are you walking and standing all day, but by the day's end, you're also lugging around heavy bags. Back pain is almost certain after this activity. Big tip for relief: Make sure you're wearing supportive shoes that can help stifle the pain.

Weight Gain

You know it's true. Weight gain is one of the most common side effects of the holiday season. There is so much good food! It's hard to resist. The more weight we gain, the more pressure we're putting on our bodies. And when your bodies aren't used to the weight, it can cause quite a bit of extensive pain in the back and joints such as the knees and hips. Big tip for relief: Eat a little of everything, but keep it all in moderation.

Don't Forget Chiropractic Care

While the above tips can help keep the pain at bay, there's another big tip that might help: chiropractic care. Chiropractors may be able to continually remove joint restrictions from the body. When removed, both tension and pain are released, and the body becomes much more comfortable. It's a great addition to your healthcare routine at any time of year, but now is a really good time to get started and feel the effects. If you want to get rid of back pain this holiday season, chiropractic care might be a really good place to start.

If you would like to try chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without any extra stress or hassle. Chiropractic care is a great choice for improving your holiday health, so don't wait! Get a boost in your wellness beginning with a stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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