Love it or loathe it, it’s Christmas shopping time once again. But have you considered the strain and stress all that standing in queues and lugging heavy bags is putting on your spine? When we’re hitting the high street at this time of year, most of us are more concerned with getting those Christmas lists ticked off rather than the health of our backs. Yet according to our Stoke on Trent chiropractor, Christmas shopping has a lot to answer for when it comes to back pain! That’s why it’s important to look after your spine when you hit the shops this festive period.
It’s the small things – like making sure you use a trolley instead of carrying bags, staying hydrated and bending and lifting at the knees– that go a long way to helping you to reduce the risk of picking up a painful back injury. It’s also a good idea to find a parking space close to the shopping centres so that you don’t need to carry your shopping a long way back to the car.
The important thing is to remember your back health when you go Christmas shopping. After all, there’s nothing “merry” about back pain at Christmastime!
Take your first step towards better health and call us on 01782 848 184 today
From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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