They say that traveling and moving are two of the most physically demanding activities for which our body's are the least prepared. Think about it...how often do you move? How often do you travel?
I once spoke with a group of major league baseball trainers, and they told me many of the injuries that keep players out of a ball game do not even happen on the field...they happen from the traveling.
Major league baseball teams play 162 games per year, half of them away...so they are always sleeping in different hotels, traveling on buses and in airplanes, etc...it's hard on the body.
For most people, it's even worse...they don't travel that often, so all the sudden out of the blue they are carrying heavy luggage in awkward positions, flying or driving for long periods, and sleeping in a different bed with a different pillow. TIP: Buy a Tempur-pedic travel pillow and pack it when you travel. It's what I do I am traveling right now-see my pillow below):
Post travel back and neck pain, as well as out of town guests of San Francisco, are a primary source of business at our San Francisco Chiropractic Clinic.
Moving is even worse for you because all the sudden out of the blue, you are packing boxes, moving them, lifting, twisting, bending, reaching. Heck...even if you have professional movers you still have to do some of it yourself, and that little bit combined with the mental stress associated with relocating your home or business, can push your body over the edge.
So what's the solution...How do you prevent moving or traveling related back pain or neck pain?
Well, for sure you travel with a cervical pillow. But what we recommend to our patients at Executive Express Chiropractic is to get adjusted before and after your move or your trip. You can also ice your back or neck before and after your move...and all throughout the process.
You can bring a back support and neck roll with you when you travel...as well as an ice gel pack.
You can get a massage or a chiropractic adjustment while you are traveling.
And...you get just plain stay in shape and maintaining a healthy, strong back and core, which will serve you well no matter what you do...but especially when you move or travel.