Do you often feel sore after travel? Do you want to avoid the back pain or neck pain associated with traveling? When you are planning to go on a trip in a car or on a plane, you want to take measures to avoid feeling uncomfortable. At Kilian Chiropractic, we help you avoid pain by alleviating your discomfort before your flight.
Keep your carry-on bag light. When you plan to travel by plane, you want to keep the weight of your carry-on bag within a comfortable weight range. Since you must lift it over your head, try to keep it to around 5 or 10 percent of your body weight.
Sit in Comfort
Consider back support during your travels. On a plane, you can put a pillow behind your back to keep it straight and maintain an s-curve to your spine. In a car, use a vehicle back support to prevent feeling sore after travel.
Get Up and Move
Walk in the aisles during your flight. If you are planning to travel by car, then stop regularly and take a break to move around. You do not want to sit for several hours to avoid back pain and neck pain. Movement helps with your discomfort.
Stretch and Walk Before the Trip
Before you get onto the plane or sit down in your car, stretch out your muscles and take a brisk walk. The movement will warm up and stretch your muscles. By stretching before a flight or a drive, you keep your muscles limber and you improve your blood circulation.
Visit our Downtown Vancouver Chiropractor Today
Take the time to visit our chiropractor before you travel. We make sure you do not have any concerns with your back or neck that may impact your travels.
Planning a vacation or traveling for work does not mean you must put up with back pain or neck pain. You can limit the discomfort by taking steps to stop the pain before it starts. To learn more about traveling or for an appointment, call (604) 688-0724 today.