Central North Carolina is a great place to live, especially if you like to go to the beach. Whether you're heading out for an entire week, or just making a short trip over the weekend, having a sore back can really put a damper on your fun and relaxation time.
Over the course of the last few posts, we've been discussing how to avoid neck, shoulder, and back pain this summer. Whether you live by the beach, or are taking a trip by car or plane, joint and muscular pain can ruin it. At the end of today's post, you'll find a set of links to the other posts in this thread. These posts contain lots of useful knowledge that will help you, and we urge you to take a few minutes to go back and read them.
In this installment, we are focusing our attention on things you should if you're going to the beach to avoid this type of pain. If you're in need of a chiropractor in Raleigh NC, please call Dr. Rick at Falls Chiropractic and Injury today. We've been treating families in the Triangle for decades. When you're in pain, call the experts at Falls Chiropractic and Injury.
How to Avoid Back Pain at the Beach
Flip Flops - This footwear is a summertime favorite among people of all ages and genders. However, flip flops are not the best for providing the right type of foot support. Wearing bad shoes, with little to no heel and arch support, can create back pain. This is especially true for those with chronic back pain. If you are going to wear flip flops, try to find some with a heel cup and a deep foot bed.
Beach Bags and Coolers - When heading out to the oceanfront, be mindful of what you're packing in your cooler and beach bag. Try not to overload anything and make your items too heavy to carry. If you need a big cooler, try to invest in one that has wheels and a handle for pushing and pulling. This will keep you from having to carry it from place to place.
Looking Down at Books or Phones - It's common for people to read or surf the web while lying out on the beach. However, constantly looking down will crane your neck forward which can create pain. Try to keep your book or phone at eye level and hold your head up.
Lying in One Position for Too Long - Try to avoid lying in one position for too long. This is especially true if you like to lie face down to tan your back. This position keeps your neck at an awkward angle. This angle also puts unneeded stress and pressure on your spine.
Move Around - Don't just lie around all day, get up and move about some. For every hour you sit on the beach, you should get up and move for 10 - 15 minutes. And walking around barefoot in the sand also has lots of healthy benefits, especially for your spine.
Stay Hydrated - Be sure you're drinking lots of water. It's easy to get dehydrated at the beach with the wind, activity, heat, and humidity. Try to avoid drinking caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. These will only dehydrate you more.
We hope today's topic will help you have a fun and relaxing time in the sand and surf. Please take the time to read over the other posts in this series if you're looking for even more information on how to keep a healthy back this summer, especially if you're traveling by car or plane.
- How to Keep a Healthy Back this Summer
- Travel Tips for a Healthy Summer Back | Driving
- Travel Tips for a Healthy Summer Back | Flying
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If you are ready to get your back healthy for a summer beach vacation, call Falls Chiropractic and Injury today. Our custom programs enhance your mobility as well as your overall health and well-being.
As an expert chiropractor in Raleigh NC, I will be happy to help you with comprehensive and drug-free pain treatments that are designed to fit your needs and budget. Our goal is to make your lifestyle, and summer vacation pain free. Please give our office a call today so we can get your initial visit scheduled.