Our West Omaha Chiropractor Offers Tips to Alleviate Aches and Pain While Traveling
Whether you travel by car or plane, the possibility of aches and pains arising from being confined in a small space is a real concern. Dealing with any ache or pain while away from home is sure to ruin traveling plans. Seeing our chiropractor at Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture in West Omaha before and after traveling can minimize discomfort. Here are some additional steps to take when travel is imminent to help to keep pain at bay.
Stretching your muscles can help to prime them from a long duration without movement. Think of a stretching session as a warm-up to an exercise regime. Make sure not to over-exert yourself during your stretches. Conduct them slowly. They should feel relaxing. It is also wise to stretch your legs and arms as you travel. If you are driving, flex your toes, outstretch each leg, and reach each arm outward when at a stop sign or traffic light.
Whether you are traveling by vehicle or airline, taking breaks is a huge help to keep pain from settling in. Plot out your route if traveling by vehicle so you have time to stand up and walk around for several minutes before continuing your journey. If traveling by plane, get out of your assigned seat and walk up and down the aisle several times to stretch your legs. Take breaks every hour or two to help keep your muscles stretched as necessary.
Making an appointment with our chiropractor is a sure-fire way to get an assessment of potential trouble spots to tend to during travel excursions. Allow our staff to give you recommendations and take proactive steps to prepare muscles for a trip. Visit again upon your return if you find yourself suffering from any type of pain. Contact Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture in West Omaha at (402) 964-0300.