Updated: May 12
Back pain or nerve pain affecting the legs or arms can affect anyone at any time in their life. It could be a result of bulged disc, arthritis, repeated minor stresses or injury. Whatever the reason it can seriously affects the quality of life and work. Back pain will affect over 80% of us at some stage in our lives and is the most common cause of absence from work in the UK. However, by reducing the stresses and strains on the spine during daily activities, the risk of developing back pain or limb pain from spinal nerve compression can be lessened. It is important to be constantly aware of maintaining a good posture, both at home and at work.
Daily spinal health checklist:
- Be aware of your posture and ensure your spine is straight and well-balanced
- Take time to improve your core muscle tone
- Good exercises for back muscles include swimming, walking and gentle keep-fit
- Maintain a good body weight
- Remember to use correct lifting techniques
- Don't bend when you could kneel or squat and never stoop or bend over for prolonged periods, especially for lifting
- Always warm up and stretch before sport and cool down and stretch afterwards.
Many back problems can be prevented and some can be self-treated. However, when the symptoms do not settle, or worsen, then professional help and advice may be needed.
If you have been suffering from back pain and would like to book an appointment for a Bowen therapy treatment call 07963 250310 or email email@example.com
To celebrate back pain awareness week, running from the 7th to the 13th October I am offering treatments at £25 (new clients only).