How Chiropractic Care Eases the Pains of Traveling

There’s nothing like hitting the road and visiting friends, family, or new places. However, traveling can take a heavy toll on the body. The often cramped positions on airplanes, trains, and other travel vessels can take some of the fun and wonder out of traveling.

Luckily, if you regularly see your chiropractor, you can mitigate some of the aches, pains, and other issues that come with traveling. In this article, we will review some of the factors surrounding traveling that you can manipulate to decrease your pain on these adventures. Also, we’ll demonstrate how chiropractic care can help to keep you in tip-top shape both before and after your journeys.

How to Make Traveling Easier

Obviously, if we could all afford first-class tickets (or private jets, for that matter), none of us would be complaining about travel-related pains.

But for most people, the reality of the matter is that traveling will often consist of piling into a small car or bus for many hours on end. 

Therefore, it’s essential that we all find ways to be as comfortable as we can while we travel. The list below provides a few basic tips for making your cross-country road trip as painless as possible.

Take Regular Breaks

When you feel the need to pull over and take a rest break, do it. The longer you stay in a seated position, the longer it will take you to recover afterward. Movement is great for the body. It keeps the joints lubricated, the cardiovascular system working, and provides many other benefits. 

Plus, trying to power through and cover a few more miles will often only help you get to your location slightly earlier. It’s not worth the extra strain on your body to achieve this goal!

Invest in a Good Neck Pillow

If you’re traveling with a partner, you’ll probably want to catch some shut-eye when they’re behind the wheel. Of course, you could always use a regular old pillow to take a nap. But, a neck pillow is compact, comfortable, and works perfectly for cramped travel.

Pack Healthy Snacks

Often road trip snacks will consist of sugary garbage that would have been better off left on the gas station shelf. 

High-sugar, low-nutrient snacks can lead to inflammation and pain throughout the body. This issue can be compounded when you’re forced to maintain a seated, flexed position for many hours on end. 

For this reason, you should be sure to pack good, nutrient-rich snacks for your trips. Trail mix, fruit, and pumpkin seeds are some great options that can be found anywhere.

Chiropractic Care for Relieving Traveling Pain

Your chiropractor can provide you with numerous benefits that will make traveling more comfortable and that will help you recover after a long trip.

Chiropractic Care Before Travel

Before you pack up the last suitcase and head out of town, be sure to schedule a visit with your chiropractor. This will ensure that your joints are limber, your spine is in optimal alignment, and you are as healthy as you can be before your trip.

You’ll be amazed at how good you feel after a trip to the chiropractor. Even a 10+ hour car ride is no match for the skilled hands of these professionals. 

Chiropractic Care After Travel

Naturally, chiropractors play a big role in helping you recover after your travels as well. Spinal manipulations will encourage blood flow to your sore, stiff muscles, enabling you to return back to your life without skipping a beat.

Are you planning a big trip soon or just returning from some travel? Your chiropractors at Anchor Health Chiropractic, your Noblesville chiropractors, are here for all your needs. Book your pre or post-travel session now!

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