Spinal pain and the festive period

It’s the time of year when everyone is dashing about, getting ready for Christmas day, possibly entertaining family and friends or preparing for some time away from home. This is the time of year when debilitating back pain can be a real inconvenience.

I’ve treated many an urgent case of back or pelvic pain from people slipping on ice or wet leaves, to those wrestling the large turkey out of the bottom oven of the aga.  Then there are the possibly troublesome matters of driving long distances, strange beds, unusual armcairs and lifting excitable grandchildren – all of which can cause strains to the spine resulting in aches and pains anywhere from the neck, through the shoulders or into the low back.

Don’t forget the Christmas walk is a fantastic way to loosen up a stiff low back and a little time relaxing can benefit you physically.

If you are caught out by pain don’t forget that Osteopathy at the Mews can provide experienced professional care to help you. Spinal joints can become compressed or strained and even a conservative treatment can greatly help joint function, health and pain levels.  Please call 07710 701273 or email me via the website for an appointment and I’ll do my best to get you moving again.

You could help relieve some of your symptoms too by keeping gently moving, trying cold compresses and being careful about how you sit or stand.  Please seek advice from a trained healthcare professional as soon as is possible.

Look after yourselves and have a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR.