Maintaining Your Health and Spinal Wellness During the Holidays

Most people are in a joyous and festive mood during the holidays. However, some of us are limited to the activities we can participate in due to spinal issues. Some common examples of spinal issues include neck pain and back pain. The pain can get in the way of various holiday activities like traveling, shopping, cooking, holiday sports, cleaning for guests, wrapping presents, and more. Therefore, you need to engage in activities that will enhance your spinal wellness and keep your festive mood.

1. Use Proper Lifting, Twisting, and Bending Techniques

Various activities during the holidays can involve your back. You need to use proper lifting, twisting, and bending techniques to promote spinal wellness. For example, always lift with your legs, get help to lift heavy packages, carry heavy packages close to your body, and practice fall prevention measures like the use of proper shoes.
 

2. Use Caution When Tackling Chores

Vigorous house chores can cause or aggravate back pain. Some of these chores include mopping floors, vacuuming, cleaning walls, washing the car, and more. Try to stretch before you start your chores and avoid overstretching or overworking yourself.
 

3. Remember to Relax and Reduce Stress

Holidays are enjoyable but they can also be quite stressful at times. Stress affects your back and neck muscles which leads to back and neck pain. You must relax especially if you have a busy schedule. You could choose to sleep, go for a walk, or engage in any activity that relaxes you. It also helps to keep a normal and healthy sleep routine to avoid fatigue and depression which can often trigger back pain.
 

4. Eat Responsibly

It is important that you eat responsibility during the holidays. Avoid overeating because the extra weight can affect your spine. You should also eat nutritious foods that help strengthen your bones and muscles. Avoid food with sugar or saturated fats and increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables in your diet.
 

Chiropractic Care at Dr. Dan Kirschner Chiropractic

Call Dr. Dan Kirschner Chiropractic today at (941) 330-8553 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kirschner. We offer various services including chiropractic care, spa services, specialty services like detoxification, and treatment of conditions like arthritis. We will perform a thorough examination and create a treatment plan designed to eliminate your pain and keep your holiday spirits high.

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