As a North London Chiropractor at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic, one of the most common problems patients come to us with is back pain. It often comes as a surprise to so many of them how their lifestyle affects their back.
Poor posture may lead to back pain
If you find yourself:
- Spending hours a day sitting at a desk or at a computer
- Slouching on the sofa for a few hours watching TV
- Sleeping on a mattress that’s too soft or too hard
- Hunching your back and shoulders in stressful situations
then you may well find that your posture is suffering.
And as many of our patients learn, poor posture may lead to back pain.
Making postural changes
As a chiropractor we advise patients on changes they can make to improve their posture. This can include exercises and lifestyle changes.
In addition we recommend that they incorporate a simple 3 minute programme into their daily routine that will help improve their posture.
Don’t wait until you have back pain
However, don’t wait until you have back pain to start making change to improve your posture – start now.
The Straighten Up UK programme has been developed by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA).
It has been designed to improve posture and help reduce the risk of back pain and specifically to:
- Promote balance
- Strength and
- Flexibility in your spine
You can view the video below. The exercises can be adapted to suit individual capabilities. However, if you are elderly or have ongoing health conditions you should always discuss any new exercise programmed with your GP, chiropractor or other health care practitioner before you start.
If you are suffering back pain then why not give us a call at Muswell Hill Chiropractic clinic to get some help now.