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Chiropractic Tips for Air Travel

By Donna Stark

It's that time again. The busy holiday season is right around the corner, and even though it may be a little less busy this year, many people are still looking forward to visiting their loved ones. If you are planning on seeing yours and it's too far to drive, now is the time to book your flight. But before you do, take a look at the following tips. Airplanes can be hard on your back and these suggestions from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic could be exactly what you need to know.

Travel Time

The less time you spend sitting in shuttles, airports, and airplanes, the better. So, shop wisely when purchasing your ticket and look for the shortest flight possible. Sometimes, paying the extra cost for a nonstop flight is worth it!

Seat Choice

By giving yourself plenty of time to book your tickets, you may also be giving yourself more options to choose from when it comes time to select your seat. Aisle seats will give you the extra room to stretch your legs out whenever needed and will make it easier for you when you want to get up and walk. 

Supportive Pillows

It seems like everyone enters the plane with a travel pillow wrapped around their neck. And although these are great for supporting your head during the flight, if you suffer from back pain, you may want to consider bringing a lumbar support pillow too. And if you don't want to carry an extra pillow? No worries! You can always roll a blanket or sweater to place behind your back.

Stretch Breaks

If it takes a couple of hours or more to get to your destination, be sure to take plenty of breaks. Get up to move those legs and stretch your body. It's important if you want to keep your muscles relaxed. And if you aren't sure what the most effective stretches are, just ask your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic before you leave.

Chiropractic Adjustment

Speaking of which, you may want to consider getting adjusted before you hit the sky! Proper alignment is key for your overall comfort not only for the airplane ride, but also for the time you are spending with loved ones. After all, you're going to be sleeping in a different bed, riding in a different car, and possibly playing a game of football with people who are much younger than you. A chiropractic adjustment before your trip will help ensure your body functions at its very best!

Pain-Free Holiday Trips

No matter where you end up, a pain-free vacation is possible. Just be sure to see your chiropractor before you pack your bags and follow their suggestions. Safe travels!

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

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