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How to Prevent Back Pain While Black Friday Shopping

By Virginia Laird

For millions across the nation, Black Friday can be an exciting day filled with deals to grab. As you compile your list of must-haves, it is necessary to consider taking good care of your back on this day as well. For this reason, chiropractors have compiled a list of suggestions for you to consider when heading out for your full day (and night) of shopping. These tips include: 

  • Carry a smaller purse
  • Dress in comfy clothes, including shoes
  • Drop by your chiropractor

Carry a Smaller Purse

Chiropractors advise that carrying a smaller purse is a great way to avoid toting a heavy load while you shop. You are likely to be loaded down with heavy bags filled with your finds, and need to avoid the burden of a heavy purse as well. It is suggested that those who prefer a larger purse tend to pack it full of plenty of unnecessary items. Although you may not be a "smaller purse" person, it is best when spending plenty of time on your feet to consider using one for this trip. If you are one who does not own a smaller purse, it may be time to do a little pre-Black Friday shopping.

Dress in Comfy Clothes, Including Shoes

Chiropractors advise their patients to remember that Black Friday shopping has little to do with style and fashion on your body and more to do with grabbing the best deals available. For this reason, it is necessary that you dress comfortably when hitting the mall, this includes your shoes. Chiropractors suggest that the best shoes to wear when shopping are broken-in tennis shoes. This can allow your feet to feel comfortable, which can take a burden off your back.

Drop By Your Chiropractor

For those who suffer with severe back pain, it may be wise to consider beginning routine chiropractic care prior to your Black Friday trip to the mall. Using adjustments to the joints of the spine, chiropractors work to remove any restriction which may be hampering your back. Much of the time, this restriction leads to a great deal of back pain. Research suggests that with proper and routine care, back pain can be managed and even prevented in the future.

You may want to consider dropping by The Joint chiropractic in your community prior to your big Black Friday shopping day. With more than 425 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one located near you. And with no appointment necessary, getting started on your pain prevention plan can be as simple as dropping by on your way home from work. You may even want to consider a midday pick-me-up on Black Friday while out and about getting your shopping done. Happy shopping.

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

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