The countdown to Christmas is on and that means full trolleys and heavy shopping bags!
Christmas shopping is an annual culprit for back pain, so our Stoke on Trent chiropractor has put together three shopping tips that will help you avoid back and neck injuries:
Use a Trolley
Use a trolley instead of a basket – even if you are only planning on buying a few items. This will minimise the risk of straining your back and neck muscles as you shop.
Keep Your Back Straight and Bend Your Knees
Ask for help if you are struggling to lift anything, or if it causes you pain or discomfort. Whenever you lift a heavy item, keep your back straight and bend at the knees.
Hold Items Close
An item held at arm’s length can seem up to seven times heavier than its actual weight, so always keep heavy items close to your body.
Here’s to pain-free shopping sprees this Christmas!
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From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
Our Chiropractors in Stoke on Trent are here to help you