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Posted on 08-27-2018

Queens Chiropractor Offers Tips to Plan Your Trip Without Aches and Pains

If you are someone who suffers from frequent back pain riding in a car can be difficult. If you need to take an extended trip in a car there are several things you need to do to prepare for your ride. The team at Dr. Lee’s Spine Center in Queens wants people to know that preparing for their trip is half of the battle. Here are some things you can do in preparation for your next travel adventure to help alleviate or reduce your aches and pain.

Woman sleeping on a plane

Stretch Those Muscles

When people complain that they have a backache oftentimes it is because the muscles in their backs have tightened up. One of the best things you can do to avoid the muscle stiffness that occurs after you have been sitting for a while, it's to make sure you plan your trip so that you can take the time to stop, walk around and stretch your muscles. If you are planning to travel three hours away from your home, you should plan to stop at least three times during your trip.

Lumbar Support to Alleviate the Pain

If you have ever seen a chiropractor you know how important it is to support your lumbar back. When planning to travel a distance in a car supporting the lumbar back is extremely important. Purchase a lumbar support pillow to use while traveling. You can also roll a towel to place behind your back to give it the support it needs.

Change Drivers

Don’t do all of the driving yourself. Take along another driver who can drive a portion of the trip. This will help alleviate some of your pain by giving your muscles time to rest from accelerating, braking, and turning. In addition, an extra driver would alleviate the discomfort caused by the stiffening of the muscles in the arms and the upper and lower portions of your back.

Contact Your Trusted Queens Chiropractor for More Information Today

One of the best things you can do before going on a trip is visiting a chiropractor and getting an adjustment. The team here at Dr. Lee’s Spine Center in Queens is dedicated to keeping our patients’ aches and pains to a minimum. If you ache or you are experiencing pain give us a call today at 347-748-9556 and schedule an appointment.

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