Accessories keep Quincy residents fashionable. Along with the perfect jewelry and shoes, people in the Milton, Braintree, and Weymouth areas want great purses, bags, backpacks, and briefcases to complete their style and haul all of their stuff. But if you are concerned with neck pain or lower back pain, Quincy chiropractors recommend that you think twice before overloading these handy accessories.
If you carry a bag that weighs more than ten percent of your body weight, it can put your entire body off balance. If the weight is hanging from one shoulder, upper-body movement is restricted and the spine becomes curved to compensate for the imbalance. Once the spine is curved, the legs come out of alignment.
Since our legs are the foundation for our entire musculoskeletal system, when Boston residents force them into an unnatural position, pain and discomfort is sure to follow. Chiropractors in Milton, Braintree, and Weymouth frequently treat patients with back pain, neck pain and leg pain that could be reduced or prevented by changing a few things about their purses and briefcases.
To avoid unnecessary pain, choose a wide, adjustable strap on your purses and briefcases. It needs to be long enough to go over the head to evenly distribute the weight of the bag across the body. Also, while walking around Quincy, frequently switch which shoulder the bag or purse hangs from.
People in Milton, Braintree, and Weymouth should take the time to remove unnecessary items from their bags. Think about your daily tasks and be choosy about what you carry around Boston with you.
If you are experiencing pain and you live in the Quincy area, call Doctor Jay Provenzano at 617-689-0440.Doctor Jay Provenzano
Community Chiropractic and Wellness
25 School St, ste B2
Quincy Massachusetts, 02169
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