Whether you are camping for your summer holiday or camping at a festival, sleeping on a different surface can lead to problems for your back
We want to ensure you have a great time camping this summer and have put together some great tips that should help keep your back safe.
Tips for back safe camping
Choose a good mat or mattress: We recommend you invest in a quality approved camping mat or air mattress. Most good outdoor activity stores will have samples on display so just like you should try out a mattress for your bed at home – try out yoru camping mat or mattress. Remember that your mat or mattress will need to protect you from hard and potentially damp ground.
Take a pillow: If you use a pillow at night then if possible take this pillow with you. If this is just too bulky then a blow-up pillow is a good alternative.
Sleep as straight as possible: Try as much as possible to keep your spine in a straight line as this will help you avoid back and neck pain.
Be careful when lifting and carrying: Inevitably camping involves lifting and carrying whether it’s unloading and loading your car, pitching the tent or fetching water. Remember that carrying equal loads is better than carrying one heavy load to one side, so distribute the weight evenly between two bags or carrying containers.
You can read some more advice about staying safe when lifting and carrying on one of our previous blog posts here.
If you are suffering from back pain or have other concerns please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic on 01329 280 283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org