The busy Christmas period has started and the last thing you need is a spell of back pain to stop you in your tracks. 80% of people will get back pain at some point in their lifetime- let’s try and avoid it during this festive period.
What can I do to avoid back pain during the holidays?
- Try and keep up with your usual exercise to avoid a huge drop in activity levels
- If you don’t regularly exercise, think about starting in the New Year. Exercise and keeping active is important to reduce the risk of back pain
- If you need to do lots of shopping for Christmas, try not to do too much in one go. Pace yourself
- If you’re out and about in the shops make sure you are lifting heavy items with the correct technique. Ask for help if you need it!
What should I do if I hurt my back?
- Try and avoid bed rest as this has been shown to cause muscle loss, weakness and reduced range of movement
- See a physiotherapist to ensure you are seeking the right treatment
- See a pharmacist if you need to take analgesics
Please contact us on 9301 4711 if you would like to book an appointment or find out more information.
Laura Cruz - http://www.joondalupphysiotherapy.com.au