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Travel Chiropractic Care

Top 5 Tips to Take Care of Your Nervous System and Maintain a Healthy Spine While Traveling

  1. Stretch gently and often (at least every 2 hours) to keep your muscles loose and your ligaments flexible!

  2. Get up and walk (preferably outside in fresh air) to increase blood flow and decrease swelling in your hip joints.

  3. Limit (as much as possible) your intake of processed sugars and alcohol - These promote inflammation and are a perfect storm for a flare-up.

  4. HYDRATE! HYDRATE! HYDRATE! (A good guide is to divide the number of your body weight in half and strive to drink that number in ounces of water per day).

  5. Wash your hands often. The most touched surfaces harbor the biggest offenders to the nervous system.

  6. Quickly make up any Chiropractic adjustments you missed while you were making memories.

The Pains of Travel

Traveling can really take its toll on the body. Though the pains can vary widely, some of the most common discomforts include:

  • Backaches - However you decide to travel -- by car, plane, bus, or something else -- it’s a lot of time spent sitting in the same position. This can lead to a great deal of discomfort, especially in the lower back area.

  • Neck Discomfort - From general stiffness to a stubborn crick, it’s not unusual to experience pain after hours of travel. And the fact that you’re probably not sleeping in your own comfortable bed likely doesn’t help.

  • Joint Stiffness - Knees, hips, shoulders, and other joints can become both stiff and swollen after so much time spent in a still and cramped position. It’s not uncommon to reach the intended destination, only to find movement a little restricted and uncomfortable for a bit.

Though these pains are considered a normal for traveling, it’s possible that regular chiropractic care may help ease the tension. Chiropractors can help eliminate restriction that builds in the spine. As the restriction is eased, many people find pain reduced, flexibility enhanced, and less stiffness.


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