Every day at our busy chiropractic clinic in Stoke, our chiropractors see the impact that back pain has on the lives of their patients. These patients are of all ages, from the young to the more mature patient. Many of these patients are surprised to learn that their lifestyle is a contributary factor to the back pain they are experiencing.
The good news is that there are some simple things that we can do at any age to help keep our backs healthy.
Three Ways To Maintain A Healthy Back At Any Age
1. Stay Active
One of the keys to maintaining a healthy back is to stay active.
A great way to increase your activity level is to simply walk more. Besides being free and accessible for many people, walking brings many benefits including:
- Strengthening core muscles that help take the strain off the back
- Helping towards weight loss and reducing additional strain on the back
- Improving posture which removes excessive strain on the back
- Re-hydrating the spinal discs which will help maintain a healthier back and make it more resilient
- Improving circulation which can help reduce inflammation and speed up healing
- Stimulating the production of endorphins which can act as pain relievers
2. Improve Your Posture
Improving your posture can go a long way to help keep your back healthy and pain free.
Modern-day lifestyles do little to help maintain good posture. Many people lead very sedentary lifestyles, spending many hours working on computers or tablets, hunched over mobile phones, playing computer games or slouched on the sofa watching TV.
The good news is that improving your posture can be as simple as following a simple daily three minute posture care programme that has been developed by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA). The Straighten Up UK programme has been designed to help adults and children improve their posture and spinal health.
The programme is made up of three quick sessions which are aimed to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Improving these areas can substantially reduce the risk of suffering back problems in the future.
You can download the Straighten Up UK programme for Adults and Children here.
Note: Check with your GP, chiropractor, or other healthcare practitioner before starting the Straighten Up UK programme, or any new exercise programme, to ensure that the exercises are appropriate for your specific needs.
3. Visit a Chiropractor
Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession and is the third largest healthcare profession after medicine and dentistry. Chiropractors specialise in treating conditions related to joint, muscles and nerves, especially related to the spine.
Most people first visit a chiropractic clinic in pain. However, catching the symptoms early can minimise and possibly help avoid experiencing pain and reduce the amount of treatment required.
Early symptoms that may indicate possible problems in the spine include: stiffness, twinges, pins and needles, headaches, poor posture and an uneven gait.
If you are suffering some of these symptoms or you are concerned about your posture, visiting a chiropractor sooner rather than later can be beneficial
Visiting Our Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke
Our professional team of chiropractors at City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke have the skills to diagnose, provide care for and help prevent mechanical disorders of the spine and the effects of these disorders on the functions of the nervous system.
Our chiropractors also help people regain a good posture. At our clinic, in addition to neurological and orthopedic examinations, our chiropractors will use the latest digital technology to accurately assess your posture.
You can learn more about what to expect when you visit our Stoke chiropractors here.
“Dr Mohamad.. what an absolute ledgend. Very professional and knowledgeable. He has truly supported me through my back pain and recovery. I will continue to have treatment to maintain my health. Highly recommend a visit.” Rebecca A (5-Star Google Review)
“I have been attending Stoke clinic for over 2 years, initially with a really painful back. After a few weeks the pain had disappeared. I return once a month and this stops any recurrence of the problem. Receptionist Jane is extremely pleasant and helpful. Dr Mo really does have healing hands. I would recommend this clinic without hesitation.” Janet L (5-Star Google Review)
If you are suffering back pain or discomfort, our chiropractors at City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke are here to help, whatever your age. In addition to providing chiropractic treatment, our chiropractors can help and advise you on lifestyle and ergonomic changes that can help you maintain a healthy back.
To find out how our chiropractors can help you, book an appointment by calling our clinic on 01782 848 184.
“After injuring my back at work I was in a world of pain I had a week on painkillers which eventually stopped helping so I contacted the practice. On my first visit Dr Burca diagnosed and explained my problem in detail very quickly, She gave me treatment, which is still ongoing, and constantly giving me exercises to assist with the adjustments, if your form is wrong she shows you how to correct it. Four weeks into my treatment now and I’m getting my life back and I can not thank them enough. The entire team and receptionists are very warm and friendly. Thank you so so much” Tunny J (5-Star Google Review)
“Dr Burcu Cetinkaya is a miracle worker. The start of the year 2022 I thought I’d never get any better, I would always be in debilitating pain and I was always tired and angry because of it . Anyone with any sort of nerve impingement or injury would understand this. I’ve spent God knows how much money on other treatments and always the pain remained. There was no more quick fixes for my back. The bespoke treatment plan has really helped and revived my life. As well as the treatment the level of customer service you receive is above and beyond. All the team are amazing , kind and wonderful people to have had the pleasure to meet. In summary: Really helpful friendly team who all excel at their jobs! Definitely highly recommend!” Chris B (5-Star Google Review)