Doctors' Choice Physical Medicine

Don’t Get Back Pain Standing in Line This Holiday Season


Oh, my aching back!

Pottsville: Thanksgiving marks the beginning of what can be a hectic holiday season. Whether you’re shopping for presents, waiting to pick up the perfect dessert or checking out a holiday performance, chances are you’ll spend a good deal  of time standing in line.

Follow these tips to help you avoid muscle cramps, neck stiffness and back pain while waiting in line. Start with your toes and work your way up. 

Spread your toes out as wide as you can and hold for a few seconds and then bring them back to neutral.

In addition to stretching, shift your weight and alter your stance every 3 to 5 minutes to give your body a postural break. 

The entire staff at Doctors’ Choice wishes you and your family a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.