Travel Can Be a Pain In Your Back

Traveling can be rough on the body. Whether you are traveling alone on businessor on your way to a sunny resort with your family, long hours in a caror an airplane can leave you stressed, tired, stiff and sore.

"Prolonged sitting can wreak havoc on your body," says Dr. Scott Bautch, immediate past president of the American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) Council on Occupational Health. "Even if you travel in the most comfortable carrier opt to fly first class, certain pressures and forces from awkward positions can result in restricted blood flow. One of the biggest insults to your system from prolonged sitting is the buildup of pressure in the blood vessels in your lower legs. Contracting and relaxing the muscles helps the blood flow properly."

Dr. Bautch and the ACA suggest the following tips and advice to fight the pains and strains of travel before they occur.

Warm Up, Cool Down

Treat travel as an athletic event. Warm up before settling into a car or plane, and cool down once you reach your destination. Take a brisk walk to stretch your hamstring and calf muscles.

In The Car

In An Airplane

Safe Travel For Children

You Might Also Enjoy...

Foods that Slow Metabolism

Are There Foods That Slow Metabolism ? A slow metabolism might not be the only reason you’re having a hard time losing weight. You read that right. Metabolism plays a role but isn’t the only determining factor.

Suffering From Migraines? Chiropractic Care Can Help

Many patients with migraines can’t tolerate their medication, and fewer than one-third continue to take preventive medications beyond six months. But you have options. You can receive effective, drug-free relief from migraines with chiropractic care.

5 Drug-Free Solutions for Fibromyalgia Pain

Approximately 10 million American women and men live with fibromyalgia. But, even though it’s one of the most common chronic pain conditions, few can find relief from their symptoms. Fortunately, we can help.