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Watch your Back over Christmas!

Sunday December 15, 2019 at 2:46pm
Watch your Back over Christmas!

 

 

Christmas time can often be hard work on your back. Common ways of hurting your back are:

  • Carrying heavy shopping
  • Lifting the turkey out of the oven
  • Putting up the Christmas tree
  • Getting things out of the loft
  • Wrapping presents on the floor
  • Sitting too long slouched on the sofa

So, no matter how busy you are …. remember your back! Some ways to avoid hurting yourself are:

  • If you are bending to pick something up, like the turkey out of the oven, bend your knees and do not twist or overreach
  • If you have a lot to carry balance the weight either side, use a backpack and make several trips
  • Wrap your presents sitting at a table
  • Keep active. Go for lots of walks even if it is just around the block
  • If you have been on your feet all day give yourself a break and do this regularly through out the day. Just 5 minutes lying down several times a day can really help the muscles relax and reduce the chance of getting back pain.
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If you do hurt yourself over Christmas, we are open at the practice as normal except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when we are closed.
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You can book in online or phone the practice on 01788 560646.

» Categories: Back Pain, Joanne Sheridan

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