Back pain in the 16-34 age bracket

“According to new consumer research, conducted on behalf of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) 65% of 16 to 34-year-olds have experienced neck or back pain and almost a third (28%) have lived with the pain for up to a month at a time.”

This back pain could be due to lack of exercise, spending increasing amounts of time sitting at computers or other devices which has its own physiological effect on the body’s natural rhythms but also we in Britain are not taught how to look after ourselves until it is too late and the result is pain. So for all those 16 to 34 year olds take notice and act now because in 20 years’ time it will only get harder. Exercise more and outside if possible, move more as this stops the body ceasing up where the slimy fascia becomes solid. Get a regular massage to break down the fascia you cannot reach to reduce back pain and make sure your posture is the best it can be. Good Posture is an efficient posture. It is when the body is working with maximum efficiency by using the minimum of effort and this is when you are sitting, standing or moving.

So what do you do?

Visit a chiropractor when things are not right and have a check-up at least once a year. Get a recommendation from a professional who knows what they are talking about. (Contact www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk.) I use Andrea and Henry in Wokingham Berkshire at Manual Medicine.
Keep muscles in top condition by having a regular deep tissue massage. This should break down the filmy fascia down and create a supple, moveable body instead of stiffness. See my website for treatment information.
MOVE there are all sorts of ways to create good movement from ironing, housework to one of the best walking and in particular Nordic Walking as this exercises the upper body and affects the posture making the movement and stillness more efficient. (Contact nordicwalking.co.uk for someone in your area. I go out with Debbie Atkins of DA Fitness
Start yoga now and see the difference in all aspects of your life. To find a good teacher contact www.traditionalyoga.org

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