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Purses, Backpacks, and Bags: The Effects on Your Spine

You may not think about it, but carrying around a heavy load on your shoulders can severely affect your spine. Purses, backpacks, and other bags can all cause your spinal muscles to be off-balanced. The tension on your muscles accumulates, and after time can lead to you needing to visit a chiropractic clinic. Having excess weight on your body in general will effect back pain. Fortunately, Coastal Chiropractic is conveniently located in Seminole with our walk-in facility where you can get help today.

Abnormal Gait

Your gait changes when there is extra weight on your shoulders. You stumble, strain, and shift, even ever so slightly, because your body is trying to support the uneven weight. After a while, this abnormality can affect the spine, causing it to curve unnaturally. With the help of a chiropractic clinic in Seminole, you can work on realigning your spine with adjustments.

Stiff Muscles

Your tendons and ligaments in your back, neck, and arms all go into work mode when you tote a bag around. Your trapezius muscle constricts and remains tense the entire time you’re holding the bag. Days, months, and years of hauling a purse around can cause compression of the spine, leading to chronic pain. Prolonged pressure on your back and joints could lead to more serious problems. Seek a chiropractic clinic in Seminole before your aches and pains escalate. There, you will find relief from subluxations and misalignment’s at the hands of an experienced doctor.

Neck and Back Pain

When you carry a purse on your shoulder or strap a backpack on, your body tries to compensate for the uneven weight distribution by altering your posture. Your muscles work overtime to keep you moving, but more often than not you don’t have the proper posture. This leads to chronic neck and back pain, because every day these muscles get strained more and more. In Seminole, you can visit a chiropractic clinic where they can perform alignment screenings to observe the curvature of your spine, and then perform manipulations to realign your vertebrae.

Choose Practicality Over Fashion Or End Up Calling Your Chiropractic Clinic

Whether you want to avoid contacting a chiropractor or just want to take care of yourself better for the long term. It’s important to consider the bags you choose for more than just there appearance. Choosing a lightweight bag is essential and if it’s your bags contents that’s making it heavy consider removing some of your items because the weight of your bag has a significant impact on your body.

Once you’ve ensured your bag is light weight you want to make sure your straps are efficient. The goal is to distribute the weight of the bag across your body as easily as possible. So wider straps or multiple straps are a smart option. Lastly, when carrying your backs try to change positions so you aren’t continually working out the same area.

Find Relief at Coastal Chiropractic Clinic

At Coastal Chiropractic, our chiropractic clinic can help stave off the harmful effects of carrying bags, purses, and backpacks. Moms and dads can bring their kids in who are aching from school book bags, and your whole family can benefit from our gentle spinal adjustments. To schedule an appointment, call 727-581-2774, or walk into our facility in Seminole today!