Low back pain during the Charlotte holidays

Low back pain can ruin a good time any time of year, so we thought it a good idea to offer some pain relieving tips for our readers and patients as we move through the holiday season. Especially for the many of you who are planning on holiday travel to visit family and friends. The opportunity to take a few days off and spend time with our loved ones can be as stressful as it is rewarding. Partly because these days, travel and its stressful demands are not something we look forward to. Traveling by air is dreadful because tiny, cramped seats are torture for those who suffer with chronic back and neck pain. Add to that, the stress of inclement weather, crowded stores, missed flights, and any of the things that come with the holidays, and your holiday cheer can be difficult to find. Whatever your challenges, we want you to minimize your lower back pain. Read on to learn some helpful tips.

Travel with ice when possible

If you are traveling by car pack a cooler for snacks, drinks, and an ice pack or two. When you feel pain in your lower back, slip the ice pack behind you for about 20 minutes take it off for 20 minutes, and repeat until the pain subsides.

Stop and smell the roses

There may not be any roses in bloom this time of year, but you should plan to make occasional rest stops into your travel routine. Whether you are flying on a plane, rolling a train, or driving route and you can get out and stretch or do some light exercises. If you experience chronic low back pain, it is important to stretch your hamstrings at least twice a day.

Relaxation pack

Relaxation is the antidote for stress. In your purse or briefcase, put together collection of relaxation necessities that consist of a neck pillow, eye mask, and ear plugs. This make it a little more possible to sleep or relax when traveling.

Get “adjusted” for travel

Visit your Charlotte chiropractor for a health and pain assessment and if necessary, for an adjustment the week of your planned travel. This will allow you to start your journey with spine properly aligned, and so that you will be able to savor the holidays with friend, family, and less stress.

Care you can count on in Charlotte

If you are suffering from low back pain and you are looking for natural, non-invasive treatment that chiropractic treatment can offer, consider one of the top chiropractic clinics in the Charlotte area. In addition to gentle adjustments, you can expect supplemental therapies such as the application of heat or cold, electrical stimulation, diet counseling, or rehabilitative exercise. Every solution is pain free! ChiroCarolina®, one of Charlotte’s top chiropractic centers, is known all over the South east for providing conservative and effective chiropractic care for the uptown, NoDa, and University area- located conveniently off North Tryon Street.