Holiday Travel and Spinal Health

Holiday Travel and Spinal Health

Your spine is the center of your skeleton and without it, you would not be able to stand, you would not be able to walk, and you would not be able to do most of the things that you do every day. When you travel, your spine does take a beating and knowing what travel can do to your spine is helpful.

What does Holiday Travel do to the Spine?

When you sit in one position for a prolonged period of time you do tend to slouch, you might slump over. This means that your holiday travel, even though it does get you to your destination, it can wreck your spine. For those that are looking for a great chiropractor, Oxford Rehabilitation Center in the Philadelphia PA area can help you to get the right care for your spine.

If you are planning on traveling this holiday season, it is always best to get chiropractic care either when you arrive at your destination, or prior to going. This is going to help you to get the care you need and is also going to help you be sure your spine is going to be ready to travel.

Some quick tips to make sure you keep your spine healthy during travel: 

  • Pack heat and gel packs/over the counter to alleviate soreness.
  • Bring neck or lower back support pillows
  • Drink plenty of water to hydrate your body. Proper hydration reduces inflammation
  • Wear support belts for your lower back and calves to prevent stagnant blood flow
  • Bring a golf ball to roll on the bottom of your foot (when not driving of course). This acupressure technique stimulates blood flow, nerve energy, and decreases soft tissue tightness.
  • Traveling is something that we all love and with the right care, you can travel and not damage your spine. You want to make sure that the alignment of your spine is good so that you can avoid any aches and pains while you travel even if you are traveling a great distance this holiday season.

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