Are you ready for Halloween? It’s time for scary movies, pumpkin carving, and trick-or-treating. Though you might be mentally prepared, your back and feet may not be as ready. We have narrowed down our top 3 tips to prevent back pain as you take to the streets to collect all the treats you can carry!
Bring a Stroller When Trick-or-Treating with Young Kids
If you are a parent to a young child, you already know how important a stroller can be when you end up on your feet for a long period of time. If standing for that long is hard for adults, imagine how it must be for the little ones! Strollers are an excellent tool for preventing back pain. Rather than assuming that your little ghost or goblin can manage the long trek from house to house while carrying all that candy, do yourself (and your back) a favor, and bring along the stroller.
Uncomfortable Shoes? Now That’s Scary!
So you’ve planned the ultimate costumes for you and your kids, but did you consider footwear? As you hit the streets to trick-or-treat, be sure to wear comfortable shoes with adequate support. You might not realize just how important taking care of your feet is in relation to your spinal health. If you wear shoes that cause pain, your body might compensate and alter your stride, which can lead to pain and injury to your spine and limbs. One of the best ways to prevent back pain is to take care of your feet at all times. When you put your Halloween costume on, remember to include a pair of comfortable shoes.
Plan a Family Trip to the Chiropractor
There are plenty of people who mistakenly believe that chiropractic care is only for the adults in the family, but it can be beneficial for everyone from newborn babies to grandma and grandpa. If you and your family are setting out for a night of trick-or-treating, contact us and schedule a quick adjustment to help prevent any back pain. The health and wellness of our patients is our greatest concern, and we want to do everything possible to help you and your family enjoy a happy and healthy Halloween!