As we approach the Christmas season, you’d be surprised how many people hurt their back over the festive period!
Did you know… There is an increase in patients coming into the clinic with backaches and pains that have appeared during the Christmas period.
In fact… There are many ways you could hurt your back at Christmas. Bending and lifting heavy items like Christmas trees, furniture or even the turkey can easily strain your back or exacerbate existing aches and pains. Also we do tend to sit a lot more at Christmas, catching up with family, watching films on those dark nights. It’s so important to keep active.
If you do hurt your back or neck during the holidays, your first thought might be to put your feet up on the sofa and watch some festive films and wait till the pain disappears.
But remember… Although this may seem like the obvious option, it is much more beneficial for your back to keep your muscles moving.
Here are our top tips to avoid back pain at Christmas: