Suffering from chronic back pain or discomfort can make you feel like you’re in an incredibly lonely place. The things you used to enjoy doing may now have become daunting challenges; leaving you in a daily cycle of agony, monotony and frustration.
But you are not alone; as 2.5 million people in the UK complain of severe daily back pain!
These are 2.5 million people who could end their agony in four simple steps, according to the British Chiropractic Association.
And it’s got a lot to do with sitting correctly.
The Office for National Statistics have recently revealed that neck, back and muscle conditions were responsible for thirty-one million days of work being lost last year alone.* But could this really be linked to sitting down for too long?
Our award winning Southend chiropractor believes so; and research suggests the same.
Dubbed as the “new smoking” and the UK’s “sedentary epidemic”; sitting puts twice as much pressure on the spine than standing. And sitting for more than four hours at a time is being directly linked to conditions such as cancer, diabetes and dementia.
In an age where millions of people are needlessly suffering – many of these under 30 – there has never been a more crucial time to make a stand against back pain!
As a renowned chiropractor in Southend, we treat back pain sufferers on a daily basis and we work collaboratively with each of our patients to educate them on the importance of sitting in a safe position. While our modern sedentary lifestyles mean we regularly sit for up to ten hours a day, small changes can make a big difference to our spinal health.
Our leading Southend chiropractors believe that following these four simple daily steps could eliminate back pain for massive amounts of people:
1: Sit up straight – at home, in work and while you’re in the car.
2: If you use a desktop computer, adjust the screen so that the top of it is level with your eyebrows and tilt your chair forward slightly.
3: Stretch, change position and move from your chair every 20-30 minutes.
4: Stay hydrated by replacing caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee for water.
A worrying 86% of people recently surveyed by the British Chiropractor Association were either currently experiencing some sort of neck or back pain or had in the past.
As a Southend chiropractor dedicated to patient education, we believe that simple and practical advice can significantly help to bring this number down.
To book an appointment with our dedicated team of experts contact us today on 01702 430430.
*Based on new research from the British Chiropractic Association.