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Traveling for the Holidays? Here's Why Your Pelvis is the Key to Spinal Health While on the Move.

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

As the festive season approaches and holiday travel becomes a reality, you may find yourself navigating the challenges of maintaining spinal health while on the move. Understanding the significance of your pelvis in sitting positions can be particularly beneficial during this time, ensuring a comfortable journey.

Firstly, consider the balanced posture, where your weight is evenly distributed over the ischial prominences, often referred to as the sit bones. Aim to sit "in" your pelvis, creating a stable foundation that supports your spine. This aligns with the principles of chiropractic care, emphasizing the importance of maintaining proper spinal alignment for your overall well-being.

Holiday travel can often mean extended periods of sitting, whether in a car, plane, or train. So, to mitigate potential discomfort, be mindful of your sitting posture. Try to sit with your weight centered over your sit bones, utilizing the natural support of your pelvis to ease the strain on your spine.

Furthermore, be cautious about adopting a position that places the sit bones far posterior or anterior, leading to a dissociation from your body's natural support structure. This misalignment can contribute to discomfort and compromise the benefits of your chiropractic adjustments.

So, as you embark on your holiday travels, prioritize ergonomic well-being. Whether driving long distances or sitting for extended periods during flights, make a conscious effort to sit in a balanced manner. Consider using supportive cushions or pillows to enhance your seating comfort and maintain optimal spinal alignment.

Remember, the key to a pain-free and enjoyable holiday journey lies in understanding how your pelvis interacts with gravity during sitting. By incorporating these guidelines into your travel routine, you can contribute to your well-being and ensure a more comfortable and health-conscious holiday season.

Safe travels!

Remember, individual needs may vary, so it's crucial to communicate with your chiropractor to develop a plan that suits your specific condition and travel circumstances.

Gewoon Chiropractie is conveniently located just on the border of Den Haag and Scheveningen and is 20 minutes away from Den Haag Centraal train station by Tram 1. Through a vitalistic approach to chiropractic, we view each patient as a whole, rather than as a single symptom to be treated. We know that chiropractic is so much more than back pain, neck pain and headaches. There are multiple techniques we use to detect, find and correct nerve impingements, that we call subluxations. We believe chiropractic care is a lifestyle & recommend regular spinal checks for you and your whole family. Give us a call! 070 204 41 34



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