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Avoid Back Pain While Enjoying the Outdoors

By Virginia Laird

Are you tired of being trapped inside by the cold weather of winter? You are not alone. Millions across the nation are ready for spring to hit full force so they can spend more time outdoors. Chiropractors advise that since most have been locked indoors for quite some time, it is necessary to take certain precautions to protect your back from pain as you begin to become more active. No matter what your choice is of activity is outside, there are a few things you can do to prevent back pain. Some tips recommended by chiropractors to protect your back from pain include:

  • Carry your necessities in a backpack
  • Dress appropriately
  • Visit the chiropractor routinely

Carry Your Necessities in a Backpack

Chiropractors advise that you should invest in a backpack with two straps. Some may even choose to select a backpack with a waist strap. Having two straps allows the weight of the load to be dispersed evenly across the back rather than to one side or another. It is best to keep your necessities limited. Let's face it, on a hike or a bike ride there is really no need to carry a whole lot of makeup and other beauty supplies. Limit yourself to water and a handful of serious necessities.

Dress Appropriately

Dressing appropriately is one measure which many choose not to adhere to. Dressing appropriately includes wearing clothes which are easy to move in as well as wearing shoes which are comfortable for the foot. Shoes which are appropriate for these activities also provide plenty of cushion for the journey you have ahead. If you find yourself wearing the wrong clothes and shoes for your planned adventure it is possible that it can promote back pain and injury. Clothing which is too tight can restrict movement causing pain as well. It is necessary to make sure you wear clothing which fits your activity and allows for comfortable movement.

Visit the Chiropractor Routinely

If you are one who struggles with back pain on a regular basis, it may be wise to visit the chiropractor on a routine basis. Your chiropractor can help you manage and prevent back pain, which can help you enjoy your activities. If you are ready to begin your pain prevention plan, drop in to The Joint Chiropractic. With no appointment necessary to see the doctor, it is easy to stop by at your earliest convenience. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you.

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

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