As we head into the silly season, many people find that the stresses that the Christmas period brings start to take an extra toll on them.
Mark Jones a local Chiropractor at Well Adjusted Health comments, “We are always busy this time of year. Aches and pains that have been ignored can get a lot worse, when the physical and emotional stresses of Christmas start to build up. Then our bodies are forced to ‘shout’ at us to slow us down’.
Buying the Tree
When buying your Christmas tree, take care when getting it into the car. Use a trolley and ask for assistance when loading into the car. Same when you get home; don’t tackle it on your own – wait until you have someone to help. Don’t lift with your arms straight out, keep the elbows bent and to your side to minimise the stress on your back. Bend knees and not your back to pick items up.
Time for the decorations!
When putting up the Christmas decorations, try not to overstretch and use a step ladder to hang up your garlands or to put the decorations higher up your tree. When using the ladder or steps, make sure you are always facing them, keeping your shoulders, hips and knees pointing in the same direction.
Rather than leaning or reaching, move the ladder or step regularly to keep up with where you are. Any kind of ladder must be firmly and safely planted in position and, if possible, have someone else there to keep an eye on things.
More and more people are finding it difficult to think of different presents for their loved ones. This year consider the gift of health. For all of December we will be taking bookings for an Initial Consultation – for just £20. We can provide you with a voucher if it is for a gift.
A Christmas TREATment may be just what you need.
If you have a specific question regarding any pain or problem areas, or would like to book a Free Back Check for you or your family please call Well Adjusted Health on 01903 892171
Take your first step towards enjoying your life more
From the team at Well Adjusted Health
Providing gentle chiropractic in West Sussex
including Ashington, Storrington, Steyning, Southwater, Horsham, Shoreham, Worthing and Billingshurst