How Driving Takes a Toll on the Body and How Porterfield Chiropractic Can Help

How Driving Takes a Toll on the Body and How Porterfield Chiropractic Can Help

Professional drivers—especially truckers with their long hauls and bevy of different responsibilities, thanks to their cargo—have a very physically demanding job. The wear and tear of countless hours on the road puts stress on the body that can lead to pain, loss of mobility, and decreased flexibility. One of the simplest and most effective ways to treat these issues is regular chiropractic care.

A driver’s schedule is very hard on the body. Hours of sitting, constant repetitive motion through shifting, adjusting or securing loads, all of these can lead to structural problems and pain in the back, hips, knees, shoulders, arms, and legs. There are also the consequences of constant motion; poorly maintained roads make for vibrations and bouncing, which can cause impact trauma to the driver’s back and shoulders.

Despite all the regular hardship and exertion, most drivers find it hard to make time for exercise thanks to their difficult schedules. Prescription medications can help, but often have side effects that can be dangerous for someone already under constant stress on the road. Medications also do very little to help instill positive habits to improve posture that can help correct issues over time and prevent further injury in the future.

On the other hand, chiropractic care offers simple and drug-free solutions to treat injuries and manage pain. A visit to the chiropractor will give a driver the tools they need to take care of their bodies, both on the road and at home. A chiropractor can suggest to drivers simple exercises they can perform in their trucks, or advice on postural habits and long term goals that will minimize the impact of driving on the body.

Visit Porterfield Family Chiropractic at to learn more about how chiropractic care can improve quality of life, find frequently asked questions, and contact information that will help you determine if chiropractic care is right for you.