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Posted on 03-10-2017

Preventing Back Pain While Driving

Driving is a common source of back pain, especially for travelers taking long trips. As winter ends and spring begins, many people in Tracy and the surrounding communities will start planning for their spring and summer road trips. Knowing how to avoid back pain during your travels can make the experience more rewarding and enjoyable.

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Tips for Back Pain Management While Driving

  1. Take frequent breaks. Taking frequent breaks during long trips can give your muscles and joints a break, which takes some of the strain off of your back. Stop every hour or every hour and a half and take the time to walk around.‚Äč
  2. Drive with a friend. Driving with a friend will enable you to take turns in the passenger's seat. Sitting in the passenger's seat will enable you to shift positions and relieve pressure on your spine. Having a good posture is very important when it comes to your spine!
  3. Support your spine. Supporting your spine is an important part of preventing back pain. Work with your chiropractor to find a spinal support that can be placed on your seat to help you maintain the shape of your spine.
  4. Avoid deep reclining positions. Reclining in your chair puts pressure on your neck and tailbone, causing pain.
  5. Remove your wallet. Many people keep their wallet in their back pocket. This can cause an imbalance in the spine, leading to aches and pains. Removing your wallet will help you avoid uneven postures and can prevent pain.

See Your Chiropractors Serving Tracy!

One of the best things you can do to avoid back pain due to driving is to see your chiropractors serving Tracy, Mountain House and Manteca. Your chiropractor can use chiropractic care like spinal adjustment, massage therapy, stretches and exercises and posture adjustment to help you avoid pain on long car rides.

If you're planning to take a road trip this summer, your chiropractor can help you get the chiropractic care you need to avoid subluxations and other travel-related aches and pains. To make an appointment with your Tracy chiropractor, call Valley Chiropractic at 209-832-9221.

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