May 26, 2022
The temperature is climbing, and school is out—it must be summer time! Now that travel restrictions have been relaxed a bit, maybe you’re anxious to see the world again. Even if you plan on staying in town this summer, you probably can’t wait for the fun to begin.
However, your careful plans can quickly get thrown out the window if you hurt yourself and experience back pain. Keep reading to learn how you can enjoy your summer without having to deal with back issues!
How Back Pain Could Ruin Your Summer Plans
Whether you’re out on the golf course, bending to pick up some luggage, or working on the yard, back pain can happen at any time for various reasons. It could be the result of consistent, bad posture that has finally irritated the nerves in your back, or it could come from an injury.
When you have back pain, not only can you have an impaired range of motion, but you can also feel more than just a little uncomfortable. Back injuries can be debilitating, keeping you from experiencing events or activities you have planned.
How to Prevent Back Pain
Although you may not be able to avoid back pain completely, you can take a proactive approach to prevent injuries from interfering with your summer plans. For instance, before starting strenuous activities, consider stretching to loosen your muscles. You can also exercise and strengthen your back and core muscles so that it’s easier to stabilize and move your body. For chronic back issues, you should visit your chiropractor regularly, even if you aren’t presently feeling pain, to make sure you’re properly aligned.
What to Do If You Get Back Pain
Even if you do your best to protect your back from injury, you may encounter it during your summer plans. If you unfortunately run into trouble with your back, here are some tips to follow:
- Have a cold and warm compress handy
- Take over-the-counter pain reliever
- Contact your chiropractor (or find a local chiropractor) who can help reduce your pain
Ultimately, your summer plans may or may not work out exactly as you’d like, but you can set yourself up for success by keeping your back in good shape or get treated as efficiently as possible, so you minimize the impact on your plans. So get ready for summer fun and visit your chiropractor today!
About the Author
With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Chad Wills is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association and has been certified in Chiropractic Biophysics, one of the most studied treatment in the field. He can treat and reduce the severity of back pain through proven therapies and protocols, helping you get back to your plans. If you want to make an appointment with Dr. Wills, just contact Wills Chiropractic in Naples by calling 239-331-6060 or visiting our Contact Us page.
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