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Here's How You Can Enjoy the Game Without Pain

By Virginia Laird

Back pain is no joke. Those who struggle with it know that it can be enough to keep you from enjoying your favorite activities. This can mean giving up your Friday football games. Rather than allowing this fun to be interrupted, chiropractors say there are a few things you can do to deter back pain. Their tips include: 

  • Leave your heavy bag at home
  • Stretch throughout the game
  • Bring your own back support

Leave Your Heavy Bag at Home

As you head out to the hometown game of heroes under the lights of the high school, make sure you leave your heavy bag (or purse) at home. Chiropractors teach that toting a heavy bag can lead to shifting in the spine, as well as restrictions of the vertebrae. This can lead to pain that, at times, can be debilitating. Before you head out the door, make the swap to a smaller bag to help prevent back pain.

Stretch Throughout the Game

Another tip to help prevent back pain as you enjoy the view from the stands is to stretch periodically. Chiropractors encourage patients to find time to stretch between quarters. Standing and lightly stretching the back can help release tension, which often leads to pain. Make this part of your game time routine this week as you root for your hometown team. 

Bring Your Own Back Support

It is no secret that sitting in the bleachers offers little in the way of back support. Still, chiropractors preach that it is necessary to take care of the back to prevent pain. For this reason, it is advised that you bring a stadium seat to support the back. These are chairs designed to sit on the bleachers while offering some back support. This week, find time to drop by the local sporting goods store to invest in your own stadium seat. 

If you are ready to make back pain a thing of the past, start making routine chiropractic care part of your healthcare regimen. At The Joint Chiropractic, your chiropractor will listen as you voice your concerns and needs. Together, you will establish a plan of action geared to meet your individual issues. Consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, getting started on your routine care can be as simple as dropping by today.

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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