Tips to Alleviate Aches and Pain While Traveling

Tips to Alleviate Aches and Pain While Traveling With Our Everett Chiropractor

Dr. Lichfield and the entire staff are dedicated to providing you with the care you need to overcome the aches and pains that come with modern travel. Whether you and your family are planning a long road trip or you are flying one of the cramped and uncomfortable commercial airlines, these tips can help prevent and alleviate the discomfort that travel can cause.

Effective Tips for Minimizing the Toll that Travel Takes on Your Body

We recommend the following strategies to are patients that are traveling and want to avoid the aches and pains that can come with plane and car travel:

Plane Travel

  • Utilize a travel pillow to support your lumbar region and maintain the natural S curve of your spine during the flight
  • Adjust the air vent to avoid having it blow directly onto your neck and shoulders which can cause stiffness
  • Even though it can be pricey, be sure to check any bags that are cumbersome and heavy
  • Do in-seat stretches during the flight and get up to walk around at regular intervals to maintain a good level of circulation
  • Massage your shins and thighs while seated to help keep blood flowing

Tips for Car Travel

  • Adjust your seat so that your knees are slightly higher than your hips
  • If you have lumbar issues, use a support pillow when driving long distances
  • Alternate hand position on the steering wheel to help prevent stiffness in your wrists and forearms
  • Always take a stretching break at regular intervals, this help avoid stiffness, and increased blood flow will help you stay alert and focused

We Are Your Family’s Source for Chiropractic Care in Everett

If you are feeling a little achy after traveling or would like to learn more preventative tips before you head out on the road, call our office today at (425) 379-6301 to set up a consultation. Your local chiropractor, Dr. Lichfield and Cornerstone Chiropractic are conveniently located at 2003 132nd St SE in Everett.

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At Cornerstone Chiropractic, we are fully dedicated to providing solutions to address your unique needs. This personal care is why people throughout the Everett area come to Cornerstone Chiropractic.

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