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Football Season is Here! Protect Your Back

By Virginia Laird

Parents and children across the nation have patiently awaited the start of football season. In most towns, high school football is the thing to do on Friday night. While this can offer an exciting time for everyone in your family, sitting in the bleachers can also cause a great deal of pain. This is no unique issue. Rather, many refer to this as "bleacher back." Chiropractors have offered a few tips to help you prevent this pain, including:

  • Invest in a stadium seat
  • Get up and move
  • Dress comfortably

Invest in a Stadium Seat

Many who love the thrill of Friday Night Lights would never allow pain of any kind to keep them away. Chiropractors recommend investing in a stadium seat can help prevent pain. These are seats that provide some back support as you sit in the bleachers. With a wide variety of these chairs available, finding one to meet your needs is as simple as dropping by your local sporting goods store. Be sure to grab one in your winning colors as you cheer on your favorite football team.

Get Up and Move

As you well know, there will be plenty of opportunity to get up and move as you take in the game. Chiropractors advise that this is imperative when trying to prevent back pain. A walk to the restroom, concession stand, or simply getting up and stretching for a few minutes can be enough to release the tension and help manage pain. 

Dress Comfortably

Although you may be tempted to wear you most fashionable attire, it is best that you dress comfortably. Chiropractors admit that wearing clothing that is too tight can restrict movement which can actually bring about pain. Throw on your favorite spirit shirt and tennis shoes before you head to the game to help you stay comfy while enjoying the bleacher life. 

For those who have extreme back pain, routine visits to your chiropractor can help relieve the pain. Chiropractors use small adjustments to the joints of the spine to help restore function and release tension. This can also eliminate back pain. If you are ready to make back pain a part of your past, consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic nearest you. With more than 475 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary, starting your routine care can be as easy as dropping by on your way to the game.

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

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