Planning for a Long Flight Soon? Traveling & Chiropractic

Traveling & Chiropractic: See a Chiropractor Before You Travel 

Traveling and Chiropractic - Dr. Silver Chiropractic It is a good idea to see a chiropractor if you plan on traveling a long distance. There are many ways that traveling a long distance can take a toll on your body. You are likely to have back pain if you spend a lot of time in a cramped position. You are also likely to have pain if you sleep in a bed without a supportive pillow. Additionally, stress and reduced hydration can take a toll on your body. Many travelers encounter turbulence on the plane. This can actually cause the discs in your body to shift. That is why it is important to keep yourself hydrated. Many people have to see a chiropractor after they get back from a long trip. However, it is a good idea to see one before you leave. A simple adjustment can take the strain off of your spine. You will also be less likely to develop back pain.

What are Some Ways That You Can Protect Your Back While Traveling?

There is not a lot that you can do to keep your spine in alignment while you are traveling. However, you can talk to your chiropractor about stretches and exercises that you can do that will keep your spine in good shape. You will also need to stay on top of your overall health. Furthermore, you will need to be careful with your luggage. The heavier your luggage is, the more likely it is to harm your back. That is why you want to make sure that your bag is a reasonable weight before you carry it on the plane. When you lift, you will need to bend from the knees. Dr. Shane Silver can help you if you need a chiropractic adjustment.