What Do You Do When You’re on Vacation and Have Back Pain?

Having a chiropractic office down here in Myrtle Beach, I get to see and treat a lot of people on vacation here. Not so much up in Vineland which makes sense, but here in Myrtle, I see many people each week who have back pain on vacation. It has led me to create a blog post on what to do when you’re on vacation and have back pain.

The story I hear is often the same, someone hurts their back just before the vacation and don’t have time to see their own doc, and hope it will clear up. However, with long car rides to Myrtle Beach or even flights, this excessive travel further compounds the problem and the pain increases even more. By the time you arrive, you’re miserable and in even more pain.

So at this point, what do you do? You could rest it for a day or so and hope it goes away, but that’s a day lost in your vacation and what if it still doesn’t? Some things you can do though would be to ice it. 20 minutes at a time, and repeat as much as you can. Perhaps get a few ice packs, freeze them and take them to the beach with you and then apply to the area for 20 minute intervals until you’ve used all your ice up.

Alternatively, you could go to the pharmacy and see if an anti-inflammatory would help. Speak to the pharmacist for advice on this. You could also look at purchasing a back brace to give you support, a TENs unit to relive your pain, or even some topical back pain cream.

All these are good options and used together can really help your pain, but if it’s still not helping, or you really don’t want to waste any of your vacation time on pain, come in and see us at Back Pain Relief Center here in Myrtle Beach for some chiropractic care. We can examine you and help to relieve your pain. If you don’t get your back treated, chances are it won’t improve and it will ruin your vacation.

For people on vacation, I generally recommend a couple of visits a day to really help get the pain under control, and the good news is I don’t charge for the second visit. Moreover, we do accept insurances and we are walk in friendly. No appointment needed, just show up and I’ll help get you out of pain.

So if you’ve just arrived on vacation here in Myrtle Beach, your back or your neck is hurting, you know what to do. Give us a call (843) 804-8100 or message me on Facebook if you want more information. Or just walk right in and I’ll help you.

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Dr Ray Marquez DC is a chiropractor and the owner of Back Pain Relief Center. He has two branches, one in Vineland, New Jersey, the other in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. To learn more about him, check his site at Back Pain Relief Center Vineland or Back Pain Relief Center Myrtle Beach

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