If you need to travel for work on a frequent basis, it is likely you have experienced incidents where you felt stiffness or mild pain as a result of being restricted with your body movements. Seeing our Orlando, FL chiropractor at Summit Chiropractic is an option to help reduce the ache often resulting from a trip in a vehicle or plane. Here are some tips to help alleviate and perhaps thwart mild aches and pains when a trip is imminent.
Treat a Trip Like An Exercise Session
To help prepare the body for an extended time in a vehicle or aircraft, it is best to do a warm-up and cool-down session before and after your trip occurs. Stretching the body and doing light exercise at the start and end of each trip will help to keep the muscles limber. Just as with an exercise session, the warm-up and cool-down ease your body in and out of the duration where movements are restricted.
Vehicle Travel Tips
If you are going to travel by vehicle, take the time to plot out your trip with rest in mind. Stopping at rest areas every hour or so to move your body around will help to keep pain at bay. Make it a priority to flex each of your legs and arms a few times an hour as you drive to keep blood circulating as necessary. Consider using a small pillow for lumbar or neck support if needed.
Airplane Travel Tips
When traveling by plane, you do not have the convenience of stopping the vehicle when desired. It is necessary to get up out of your set every hour or so to get your body moving. Walk down the aisle, stretching your arms and legs in the process. Be sure to check in bags over ten pounds to reduce the amount of weight you handle before you sit down for the trip.
Schedule an Appointment Today at Summit Chiropractic in Orlando, FL!
If pain settles in after a trip, take the tie to give our Orlando, FL facility a call to make an appointment. Summit Chiropractic is ready to help you relax and minimize the discomfort felt with an ache after you travel. We are easily reached at (407) 203-6745.