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Take in the Game Without Pain

By Virginia Laird

As school gets under way, it always makes for exciting weekends. This is mostly due to the excitement that the football team brings to town. Like many others in your community, you may find yourself looking forward to Friday night festivities that surround the game. As you plan to attend each spot on the schedule, you may also be hesitant due to the back pain you can experience while sitting in the stands. Chiropractors say that "bleacher back" is a real diagnosis. Throughout the year, there are many who suffer with such pain. Rather than allowing the pain to wreak havoc on your fun, chiropractors suggest there are a few tips to help you ease the pain. These include:

  • Wear comfy shoes
  • Hit the concession stand 
  • Make a trip to your chiropractor

Wear Comfy Shoes

Although you won't be climbing Mount Everest, the bleachers can seem like it. Wearing comfortable shoes can help protect the back while making the treacherous walk from the bottom to wherever it is you will be sitting in the bleachers. Wearing shoes that offer plenty of support can help prevent tension from building in the joints of the spine. As you get ready to head out to watch your favorite team, be sure that you throw on a pair of your most comfy tennis shoes so that you can enjoy the game free from back pain.

Hit the Concession Stand

Chiropractors also suggest that getting up allows the body to release tension which can build as you sit for long periods of time. For this reason, they suggest that making a trip to the concession stand can be beneficial. This allows your back to stretch, managing any pain that may be lingering. If you are one who prefers to skip the concession stand, consider your trip there a donation to one of the many clubs supporting the students of the school.

Make a Trip to Your Chiropractor

Routine chiropractic care is another way to help prevent and manage back pain. Chiropractic care focuses on the joints of the spine to correct a restriction. This is a great way to reduce pain. 

Your chiropractors will visit with you to determine your needs, and together, you will establish a plan. If you are ready to begin such care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic nearest you. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary, getting started on your plan is as simple as stopping by at your earliest convenience.

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

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