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Chiropractic Care Can Change Your Commute!

By Donna Stark

Commuting to work can be stressful. Road construction detours, stop-and-go traffic, and inconsiderate drivers can all play a part in how you feel when you are behind the wheel. But they aren't the only things that can make your commute miserable. Your comfort (or discomfort) while driving can have a significant impact too! And that is why it is so very important to focus on your posture while in the car because if you don't, the pains of driving will quickly move from the street to your back, neck, and shoulders.

Driving Comfortably

Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want to tackle the stress you feel while driving head-on and replace it with some comfort instead. Take a look at their top suggestions on how to make your commute more enjoyable.

  • Correct seat position - It's important to adjust your seat into a position that supports your lower back and encourages an upright spine. You want to make sure that you can see the road clearly without needing to strain your body. It's also good to ensure that the seat isn't placed too high or too low.
  • Relax your arms - You don't want to be reaching for the wheel with outstretched arms. Rather, your arms should be in a relaxed position with a gentle bend in the elbow. Take advantage of your car's armrests for this to make it easier on you.
  • Use lumbar support - The gap between the seat and your lower back can wreak havoc on your body, so if your car offers lumbar support, use it! If not, you may want to consider using a lumbar support pillow or a rolled-up towel when you drive to ease lower back pain.
  • Position your mirrors - If you find yourself adjusting your mirrors over and over again during your commute, it could be a sign that your posture is shifting. Keeping your mirrors in one position will help you focus on correct alignment.
  • Get adjusted regularly - Routine chiropractic care can help ease the discomforts of your commute. By placing your body in proper alignment, alleviating muscle tension, and soothing irritated nerves, your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can reduce much of the pain and discomfort that you are feeling.

It May Take Some Time

Figuring out what is causing your issues or where exactly your pain is coming from may take some time, so be patient! Don't make too many changes in your car at once, as this can make it extremely difficult to pinpoint the underlying problem, and be sure to see your local chiropractor regularly! They are ready to turn those nightmare drives into something you actually look forward to!

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

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