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Spring Break Travel Tips

multi-generation family walkingWith spring break on the horizon, it’s time to talk about making your travel experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible!

Book-Ending Chiropractic Adjustments

Visit us at Van Every Family Chiropractic Center before you embark on your journey. A pre-trip adjustment can help prevent those pesky aches and pains, ensuring you enjoy every moment of your vacation. And when you return, a follow-up adjustment can help realign your body after all those travel strains. It’s like book-ending your trip with wellness and care!

Warm-Up and Stretch

Before you settle into that car seat or airplane chair, take a few minutes to stretch. Warming up your muscles can prevent them from tightening up during the journey.

Wallet Positioning

Carrying a wallet in your back pocket? Think again! This common habit can tilt your pelvis and lead to discomfort. Opt for a front pocket or a bag instead.

Travel Essentials

Don’t forget to pack an ice pack or moist hot pack for quick relief. Plus, a clever hack for your travels: bring a couple of extra freezer bags! You can easily make your own ice packs on the go with just ice and a little bit of water. This simple trick ensures you’re always prepared to soothe any unexpected aches or pains, no matter where you are.

On a Plane

  • Lift luggage carefully to avoid twisting your spine.
  • Tilt your seat back for spine support and use a small pillow for lumbar and neck support.
  • Stay hydrated and avoid alcohol, coffee, or tea to combat low cabin humidity.

In the Car

  • Adjust your seat and use lumbar support.
  • Alternate your grip on the steering wheel to reduce muscle fatigue.
  • Take breaks for some active range-of-motion exercises.

And remember, if pain lingers after your travels, it’s time to see your chiropractor. Dr. Anna Saylor and the team at Van Every Family Chiropractic Center are here to help you bounce back and keep your spine happy and healthy.

Wishing you safe and comfortable travels this spring break!

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