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Bleacher Back Can Be Painful: 3 Tips to Ease It

By Virginia Laird

Do you spend much of your time during the fall chasing your favorite athlete from one town to the next, living the bleacher life? This can be the cause of back pain, known commonly as bleacher back. Although spending less time in the bleachers can help ease the pain, it may not be a choice when you are trying to support your child. A few things that can be done to help ease bleacher back include:

  • Invest in a stadium seat
  • Stretch during the game
  • Make routine chiropractic visits a priority

Invest in a Stadium Seat

The issue with bleachers is that they offer little to no back support, which can cause a person to use poor posture and cause back pain. A stadium seat can help solve this problem. There are a wide variety of stadium seats from which to choose. It is important to purchase one that will offer enough support to help ease the tension from sitting in the stands. Chiropractors recommend trying out the seat before the purchase, as some of the seats offer a stronger and taller back support.

Stretch During the Game

Chiropractors recommend to anyone, anytime they have to sit for a long period of time, to get up and stretch. This is especially true for times in which there is little comfort in the seat. It is not necessary to take part in formal stretches, but a simple walk to the restroom or concession stand will suffice. Not only will getting up and heading to the concession stand allow you to stretch, you will be supporting one of the many school organizations trying to raise money for their next great adventure.

Make Routine Chiropractic Visits a Priority

For those who suffer from back pain, routine chiropractic visits can be beneficial. Much of the spinal pain from which people suffer is caused by tension and stress in the back, as well as spinal restriction. This can easily be released with small adjustments by a chiropractor. Routine visits are a great way to manage and prevent the pain.

Before going to support your favorite Richmond high school athletic event, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood, where chiropractors are ready to solve your back pain issues. No appointments are accepted and insurance isn't necessary, making it easy to stop by on your way to the next game.

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

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