Travel Related Back Pain – Causes & Prevention
NYC is one of the most vibrant tourist destinations, with 52.7 million domestic and international visitors every year, many of whom suffer from back pain caused by long trips and increased physical activity levels while in New York City. Long plane rides, bus transfers, train hopping, and taxi rides are harmful for the back, mostly due to extended periods of sitting. Dehydration is also common during traveling, which exacerbates back pain. This means many tourists exhibit discomfort upon arrival, and if left untreated, it can worsen and get in the way of a pleasant vacation.
Wearing the Right Footwear Helps
Another common cause of back pain in visitors is the extensive walking that is the norm when exploring NYC. Walking for extended periods in unsuitable shoes (particularly flip-flops and other types of footwear that offer no support) will have an adverse effect on the back and cause discomfort and pain.
Here are some helpful travel tips to prevent occurrences back pain
Dr. Shoshany’s Chiropractic Center for Spinal Decompression
Our state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility is located in NoHo Manhattan, steps away from Greenwich Village and SoHo, so visitors can conveniently seek chiropractic treatment without missing out on all that NYC has to offer.
Our certified staff offers a wide variety of non-surgical back pain treatments that immediately restore comfort and promote long-term healing. Our top-rated chiropractors offer adjustments to re-balance the spine and release nerve pressure that causes pain. Our licensed massage therapists offer 30- and 60-minutes medical massage sessions, to relieve muscle pain and discomfort that may be caused by traveling in fast-paced NYC.
For additional information on our available treatments, please contact us, or call 212-645-8151. We are happy to accommodate same-day appointments, which can be scheduled online or over the phone. Our office accepts most health insurance plans, all major credit cards as well as cash.
We are located at 632 Broadway – Suite 303, between Bleecker & Houston streets, steps away from the 6 train (Bleecker Street Station) and B, D, F, M train lines (Broadway/Lafayette Station).