Monday August 12 – are you jetting off this summer? Tips to keep your back safe when travelling from a North London Chiropractor

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 September 2013 04:41 Written by Dylan Paydar Tuesday, 6 August 2013 11:11

Tips from Muwell Hill Chiropractic Clinic North LondonMonday August 12th is the date that most Britons are most likely to fly off on their summer holidays according to recent research undertaken by Post Office Travel.

If you are one of these people, flying off this summer, then we want to make sure you have a wonderful time and don’t put yourself at risk of back pain and spoiling your holiday.

Holiday time is often when we are doing things that we don’t normally do, such as lifting heavy cases, lying down on sun loungers for extended periods of time and sometimes even undertaking more adventurous activities. All of these can cause strains and injuries that can spoil a holiday.

Another time we are at risk is on the journey itself, so here are a few tips we hope you follow to  keep your back safe:

  • Keep hydrated. Drink plenty of water and juice. You should avoid alcohol as it causes dehydration.
  • Avoid stiffness. You need to keep moving even when you are confined to your plane seat. Do a series of shoulder shrugs, buttock clenches and foot circles at regular intervals.
  • Get moving as soon as you’re off the flight. Avoid moving walkways and get your legs and joints moving to avoid stiffness.
  • Make your case easy to spot. It’s bad enough having to life your own bag off carousels without wasting energy and possible injury lifting the wrong case, so tie a bright ribbon onto your handle.
  • Avoid using trolleys. Trolleys always seem to have a life of their own and often take some effort to keep them going straight and where you want. This effort puts strain on your body and can lead to strains and injuries.

Follow these simple tips to keep your back safe while travelling and we hope you have a great time on your holidays.

If you are experiencing back and neck pain the why not visit us at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic in North London. We can assess your problem and give you the advice and treatment that will not only treat your pain, it may well address the cause too.

Call us now on 020 8442 0008 and ask about our Limited Time, Half Price offer.

Dylan Paydar at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic

Committed to improving the health and well-being of people in North London
Including Muswell Hill, Finchley, Highgate, Crouch End and Southgate

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Getting ready for your summer holidays? Remember to keep your back safe with these tips from North London Chiropractor Dylan Paydar

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 11:02 Written by Dylan Paydar Monday, 29 July 2013 10:53

avoid back pain advice from north london chiropractorSummertime often means holidays for many of us. Be it travelling overseas or visiting places in the UK, there’s one thing for sure, packing for the holiday is inevitable.

While we spend time thinking of what to pack, we don’t give too much thought to the implications of having to lift, carry and store our baggage while we are travelling.

It’s unfortunate for many that their holiday can sometimes be a painful memory, often as a result of suffering back injuries and strains when handling their luggage.

If you are getting ready for your holiday then we have put together some tips to help you avoid unnecessary injuries while handling your luggage:

  • Buy the lightest case you can and ensure it has wheels. Always check the weight of the empty case – looks can be deceiving.
  • Pack two lighter cases rather than on heavy one. Distributing the weight across 2 cases will make them easier and safer to carry.
  • Push your case in front of you if it has wheels. Most people pull their cases behind them which in turn cause them to twist their bodies and backs. This in turn can lead to undue strain on your back.
  • Start your journey rested. Many accidents and injuries result from tiredness. Get a good night’s sleep before travelling and keep mindful of your actions.

Follow these tips to stay safe before you head off on holiday and we hope you have a safe and happy time..

If you are experiencing back and neck pain the why not visit at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic in North London. We can assess your problem and give you the advice and treatment that will not only treat your pain, it may well address the cause too.

Call us now on 020 8442 0008 and ask about our Limited Time, Half Price offer.

Dylan Paydar at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic

Committed to improving the health and well-being of people in North London
Including Muswell Hill, Finchley, Highgate, Crouch End and Southgate

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Lounging in the sun can result in more than sunburn – avoid back pain this summer with advice from a North London Chiropractor

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:52 Written by Dylan Paydar Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:48

avoid back pain advice north london chiropractorWith the heatwave continuing in Britain, more and more of us are taking to lounging in the sun. However, this can result in more than sunburn if we don’t take care.

With recent consumer research* finding that 44% of the UK population are suffering back and neck pain, it may be surprising for some that lying down or sitting can trigger symptoms of back pain.

Lying or sitting in one position for an extended period of time can have a negative impact on our posture, often leading to poor posture. As an experienced chiropractor in North London, I know that poor posture can often be a contributory factor to back and neck pain.

Here are some simple tips to avoid back and neck pain while still enjoying the beautiful sunshine and all its benefits:

  • Make sure you move around and change your sitting or lying position at least every 20 – 30 minutes. You want to have a good stretch and shake out all the tension in your muscles.
  • Don’t lie on your stomach with your back and neck in an arched position. This can especially be a problem if you are reading a book on a lounger. Try putting the book on the floor so you can look at it over the edge of the lounger. Or even better listen to an audio book.
  • Make sure to warm up and stretch before taking part in any outdoor games. While they can be lots of fun, they can often result in injury if you’re not prepared.
  • Keep hydrated – drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Incorporate the Straighten Up UK programme into your daily routine to improve and maintain a good posture.

You can watch the Straighten Up UK video here – it’s only 3 minutes long.

We hope you enjoy the sunshine and keep your back safe this summer.

If you are experiencing back or neck pain then why not visit us at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic.

Call us now on 020 8442 0008 and ask about our Limited Time, Half Price offer.

Dylan Paydar at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic
Committed to helping the health and well-being of people in North London
Including Muswell Hill, Finchley, Highgate and Southgate

*research undertaken on behalf of the British Chiropractic Association

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