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Ready for a Summer Road Trip? Take the Joint Along

By Sandy Schroeder

This has been a very busy year. Getting away for a week or two may help you really enjoy your summer. If your family is ready, you might pack up the car and drive to a favorite park, city, or scenic campground.

After you finalize the details, The Joint Chiropractic can provide support and advice for your trip.

You could start by bringing the whole family into The Joint to set up health profiles to be prepared for any sprains or injuries that might come up. Then when you are on the road you could check for a clinic in the nationwide network of Joint Chiropractic clinics.

Wherever you are, there may be a Joint Chiropractic clinic nearby. Just enter the zip code and check for a nearby location. Find Joint Locations.

When you visit a Joint Chiropractic clinic you will find everything is simple.

No Appointments - Walk-Ins are welcome
No Insurance Hassles - $0 copays
Open Evenings & Weekends - Not everyone can get away from work
Quality Care by Licensed Doctors - Not just for back pain 

When you visit your chiropractor in preparation for your trip, you will learn how spinal health helps improve overall health. Spinal adjustments help to correct dysfunctions to relieve pain and create an overall wellness. Many people report feeling new energy and more alertness.

Before you head out for your trip, you can explore trip questions and get any individual help you might need. Seniors in the family may be concerned about arthritis or sciatic nerve pain. Kids may need backpack adjustments or help with posture while using screens. And you might welcome a few stretching exercises when you take breaks from driving.

Staying Safe On the Road

Spending long periods of time in the car can be hard on the body and mentally tiring. Take frequent breaks and avoid driving at night. While driving, keep flexing leg muscles to keep the blood flowing.

More Driving Tips

  • Sit close to the wheel with knees raised a little above hips
  • Make sure the seat supports the back
  • Stay limber and alert while driving. Tighten and release calf and gluteal muscles. Roll shoulders forward and back
  • Tighten and loosen your grip on the wheel to relieve fatigue

Use car seats for children who are less than 4, or weigh less than 40 pounds. Make sure you use the correct one for the age of the child, and always place car seats in the back seat of the car.

Drive safely and visit The Joint Chiropractic clinics wherever you travel. 

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

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