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Correct Shopping Posture: A Dozen Medical Stocking Stuffers to Get You Through the Holidays Pain-Free. Don't Let Shopping Put a Crimp in Your Christmas, or Your Back
Date:12/16/2008

“There’s a right way and a wrong way to shop,” says Dr. Louis Obersteadt, and he’s not referring to where you’re shopping, what you’re buying or how much you’re spending, he’s referring to the proper way to carry your gifts. “I don’t care if you shop at Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Walmart, or the Dollar store,” says the former president of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association, “what counts is how you handle your packages.” And this, according to Obersteadt, can make the difference between sitting in a warm comfy chair watching your kids and family open presents Christmas morning or have you laid up somewhere immobilized.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Business Wire EON) December 16, 2008 -- Holiday Shopping: Oh the Joy, Oh the Pain

"There are more back, neck and shoulder injuries suffered during the holiday season (December) than at any other time of the year," says Obersteadt, "and that's because people are loaded up with gifts, they've been walking for hours and hours, many women in high heels, and between the purses and the bags and the constant leaning to one side the chances of causing a (serious) misalignment are significant and greatly enhanced," says Obersteadt, one of Tennessee's most highly regarded Chiropractor's, having twice earned the distinction as Tennessee's Chiropractor of the year.

Holiday Shopping: A Pinch in Your Wallet, A Crick in your Back

"Make no mistake about it," says Dr. Obersteadt, "this time of year can, and does, add tremendous mental as well as physical stress on our bodies." Think about all that shopping you do. Not to mention putting a crimp in your wallet there's an equally good chance you'll put a crimp in your back or neck. "Talk about a casserole of tension," says Obersteadt, "with times as tough as they are you
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