Tips to Alleviate Aches and Pain While Traveling
Summer is the time to explore new areas and go on amazing vacations. The challenge is dealing with the ache and pain in your back, legs, and neck associated with travel. At 1st Choice Health & Wellness, we know that the pain of travel makes it difficult to enjoy your vacation. That is why our chiropractor and physical therapist can help you prepare for your trip by giving you the tools to avoid the unnecessary ache.
Take Breaks When You Drive
When you drive to your destination, take a few breaks. Stop every hour or two to stretch your legs, move around and give your body a break. Regular stops and stretches will make your trip easier and reduce the discomfort you experience.
Get Up and Move on a Plane
A plane limits your options for mobility. You do want to get up and move through the aisles every hour to avoid aches and pain. You can also stretch and roll your ankles at your seat.
Sit in Comfort
Give your back some support. Put in some back support for your car. The extra support keeps your back in a comfortable S-curve. If you are on a plane, then put a pillow behind your back to maintain the same S-curve when you sit straight.
Warm Up Before the Trip
Take a brisk walk before you start your trip. Warm up your muscles. Take time to stretch. The movement and stretches will reduce the impact of traveling on your body.
Visit our New Albany Clinic
Before your trip, visit our New Albany clinic. Our chiropractor and physical therapist can check your back, posture, and spine before your trip. By getting an adjustment, you reduce the impact of traveling on your back and neck. We also make sure that you do not face extra pain from problems with your neck and back.
Traveling is a fun experience, but it also comes with a few aches and pains that impact your vacation. To learn more about preventing discomfort when you take a trip or to set up an appointment, call (812) 945-4500 today.