Prevent Travel-Related Aches and Pains with Tips from Our Chiropractor
Getting ready to start traveling again? Before you hit the road, check out these top travel tips from our Springfield chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Muzzana so you'll feel refreshed and relaxed when you get back.
5 Tips to Avoid Aches and Pains While Traveling
1. Take Breaks and Stay Moving
If on a plane or train, stand up and walk around as often as you can. Add in some simple seat exercises, such as ankle pumps, glute squeezes, and shoulder circles.
Driving? Schedule enough time in your trip for rest stops every one to two hours.
2. Get Good Sleep
A lack of sleep is associated with increased pain. Plus, if you're sleep-deprived you're at greater risk of accidents.
3. Drink Plenty of Water
Staying well-hydrated is great during travel. It reduces the risk of blood clots, encourages you to get up frequently, keeps your tissues healthy, and it may even help lessen jet lag.
4. Be Bag Smart
Don't overstuff your bags or lift bags that are too heavy for you. Ask for help! Be sure bag straps are large and soft. Consider purchasing high-quality bags with wheels to make it easier on your body when you're on-the-go.
5. Consult with a Chiropractor
Before you check in to your Airbnb, check-in with our Springfield chiropractor! A pre-trip "tune up" is a great way to ensure your nervous system, immune system, spine, and joints are prepared for the demands of your itinerary. Our services, including spinal adjustments and massage therapy, help prevent aches and pains by improving joint alignment, maximizing lymphatic and blood flow, and more.
Feeling Sore After a Road Trip?
There's nothing more frustrating than the post-vacation blues complicated by a travel-related injury! If you'd like a pre-vacation tune-up or are dealing with aches or pains after a recent trip, contact us at Centennial Chiropractic Clinic at (541) 726-6521 to schedule a consultation.