Holiday Hints

Keep your back safe this summer!

Here are some handy holiday hints to ensure your back doesn’t get in the way of you enjoying your well-earned holiday this year:

TravellingWhether travelling in the car or by plane, minimise your sitting time to prevent joint stiffness.  Regular service station stops and walks up and down the aeroplane aisle will help to keep your joints mobile and reduce pain.

Baggage: Take care moving your bags as they can be surprisingly heavy!  Lift with both hands, move your feet to avoid twisting and keep items close to your body to prevent unnecessary strain.

Hotel BedsSleeping in a different bed is enough to aggravate aches and pains.  Ensure that you continue all stretching regimes to avoid set-backs whilst away.

Sun LoungersWe all want an even tan but lying on your front for prolonged periods of time is not good for your low back or neck.  Take regular movement breaks and remember, the best way to get an even tan is through walking in the sun.

SunburnA sure fire way to ruin a good holiday!  Ensure you apply high factor sun cream regularly and stay hydrated all day long!

As Chiropractors, we are trained in the diagnosis, treatment and management of the musculo-skeletal system.  This means we can help where problems in the body originate from joints, muscles, nerves, ligaments or tendons.

So, if you are struggling with back pain, neck pain, headaches or joint and muscle problems that you worry may affect that long awaited holiday then get in touch.  Whether it be a new problem or that persistent issue, call us on 01823 333973 today and find out how we can help!