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Back Pain From Holiday Shopping: Find Relief!

By Genevieve Cunningham

Even if you hate shopping, this is the time of year that you’ll likely find yourself in a long line at the mall. The holidays bring out the shopper in all of us. Between buying gifts, food, and decorations, the mall becomes a bit of a second home. While this might sound like the best news to those who love to shop, even the most dedicated shopaholics may find that this amount of shopping time can lead to some serious back pain. In order to protect your back starting now and lasting through the holiday season, take a look at these quick and easy tips.

Check Your Shoes

The wrong shoes won’t only cause pain in the feet, but they can also contribute to pain in the back. If you know you’re doing a day full of shopping, don’t dress for looks. Don’t pick out your favorite heels, those sandals that hurt your feet, or the flip-flops that offer zero support. Instead, dress your feet for both comfort and support. Tennis shoes, comfortable and solid flats, or shoes with soft souls and supportive arches, are your best bet for protecting both your feet and your back.

Manage Your Load

Even though it’s a lot more trouble, it can help keep your back in better shape if you make trips to the car in between stores. You don’t have to do this in between every store, but once your load of bags and gifts becomes heavy, give your back a rest by stashing your goods in a safe place … like your car. The heavier your bags get throughout the day, the more pressure and pain it will cause your back. If you’re not keen on this idea, try making shorter, more frequent trips to the store rather than a few super long stressful days. This can keep you from overloading your back and placing it under too much pressure.

Get Chiropractic Care

Another great way to manage your back pain, no matter where that pain comes from, is to get chiropractic care. Chiropractors help to keep the spine properly aligned. When the vertebrae of the spine is misaligned, it can cause pain, stiffness, headaches, and a wealth of other negative side effects. Through continual correction of these problem spots, you can keep your back in better health now, during your shopping trip, through the holidays, and all year long.

If you want some relief in the form of chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, you’ll get chiropractors who are friendly and professional in their approach to your health. You can also use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to help you get the care you need without the stress and hassle. It’s definitely that time of year, which means back pain will be sneaking its way into your life any moment! Get prepared and get some relief by visiting The Joint as soon as today.

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