In the days leading up to hunting season, you might be eager to get out into the woods but a little concerned about how your back will fare. If you've sustained a back injury in the months since you last hunted, it's important to know that you'll have to approach your hunting trip a little differently this time. There's no reason that you can't enjoy your trip, but it's important to make managing your back pain just as much of a priority as tracking and hopefully shooting your prey. Here are some tips that you can employ to manage your back pain on a hunting trip:
Upgrade Your Footwear
Although your feet are a considerable distance from your back, there's a connection between these two parts of your body. If you aren't wearing shoes or boots that support your arches and are comfortable, you could be causing more harm to your back. For example, if the insoles of your boots are thin and worn out, each step that you take will cause more of a shockwave that travels through your body and up to your back. You can address this issue by upgrading your footwear or buying insoles that are more comfortable.
Don't Stay Put Too Long
One of the challenges that you'll face on your hunting trip is being in an environment in which you need to sit still. If you're in a tree stand, for example, your hunting success depends largely upon your ability to stay still until your prey approaches. With a sore back, every minute that you spend cramped on a tree stand can be painful. It's a better idea to stay out of environments in which it's necessary to stay still. For example, this could mean changing your approach so that you're tracking your prey, rather than waiting for it to come to you.
Invest In Proper Sleeping Accessories
In the past, you might have put a sleeping bag on the floor of a hunting cabin or in a tent and had little trouble. However, you'll now need to be careful about how you sleep so that your overnight posture doesn't increase your back pain. Generally, you'll want to sleep on a surface that is as supportive as possible. This could mean carrying a memory foam roll with you, or positioning several pillows under and around your body so that you're able to achieve a comfortable position before you fall asleep.Share
20 September 2017
After struggling with months and months with back pain, I could tell that things weren't getting any better with my DIY methods. I was tired of having trouble every time I needed to move, so I decided to start working with a chiropractor. When I arrived, the doctor worked really hard to diagnose my condition, and then he talked with me about treatments--letting me decide how to proceed. It made me feel really great about working with him, and within a few treatments my back was feeling a lot better. This blog is all about improving your back pain by talking with the right professionals.