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Don't Suffer with Bleacher Back: Try This

By Virginia Laird

As the season of chasing around your high school athlete gets under way, so too is the season of back pain associated with sitting in the bleachers. There is research suggesting that sitting for extended periods of time in the bleachers can lead to a great deal of pain. If this describes you, know that you are not alone in the suffering. Chiropractors provide a few tips to help those taking in the game (in the bleachers) prevent pain, including:

  • Stretch before and during the game
  • Wear comfy attire
  • Consider chiropractic care

Stretch Before and During the Game

Although you may feel slightly silly stretching before and during the game, there is reason to believe this can help prevent and manage back pain. Chiropractors teach that stretches can help release tension and stress in the back and body, which often leads to pain. Consider light stretches before the game, as well as between each quarter to help keep your back pain away. 

Wear Comfy Attire

When heading to the football game to watch your favorite high school athlete, it is imperative that you choose to wear comfortable clothing. Chiropractors have long taught that wearing clothing that is too tight or shoes that offer little support is a recipe for pain. Rather than worrying if you are the most fashionable person in the stands, throw on your favorite spirit gear and comfy shoes. Your back will be glad you chose comfy attire. 

Consider Chiropractic Care

Each year there are millions who turn to chiropractic care as a remedy for back pain. Whether your pain is severe or sporadic, research proves that this care can help. Chiropractic care can help keep the joints of the spine in proper placement, which can release tension. It is important to know that when left unattended, restriction in the spine can cause injury that, at times, can be permanent. Rather than assuming your pain will disappear when you leave the bleachers, know that this pain can be avoided as you choose proper care. 

If you are ready to begin your routine care, stop by The Joint Chiropractic nearest you to get started. With more than 475 locations nationwide your are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary getting started is as easy as dropping by on your way home from work.

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

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