Helpful tips for avoiding back pain when you go on your holidays. Revive Chiropractic chiropractors in Leeds share some tips.
You’ve been looking forward to your holiday for ages. Months of long hours and working hard and then when it finally comes around you are faced with back pain. We get lots of calls to Revive Chiropractic just before holiday time saying “help!”. All the pre-holiday rushing about you’ve pulled your back or maybe you have had back pain for a few days or a few weeks and it just hasn’t quite gone away.
Here are some tips to ease the burden of back pain on your holidays:
Suitcases: Choose the lightest suitcase you can find and preferably one with wheels and where possibly pack two lighter suitcases rather than ne very heavy one. If you do end up with a very heavy suitcase then push it rather than pull it.
Lift cases correctly: bend your hips and your knees and not your back! Keep your feet wide apart and avoid twisting through the back or dragging and arm/shoulder behind you as this also twists the spine.
Sleep well: tiredness increases the chance of back injury so get a good night’s sleep before you jet off and have plenty of rest
Keep moving: travelling in the car or by aeroplane then consider your poor back and keep moving. Get up out of your seat a regular intervals if on the plane, you wouldn’t sit for hours at a time usually so don’t do it. If you are travelling by car then stop regularly and take a brief brisk walk as this will loosen and relief any tightness in the low back form prolonged sitting
Sunbathing: do not arch your back or neck for long periods and lying propped up on your elbows reading a book is a no no.
Remember all this advice on the way home as you don’t want to ruin a perfectly good holiday.. Have a great summer.
If you are worried about back pain ruining your holiday then call 0113 347 2801 to book an appointment at Revive Chiropractic to see a chiropractor in North Leeds.