Avoid Back Pain at Christmas
Do not let a bad back spoil your celebrations, read our tips on how to keep back pain at bay during the festive period:
When lifting heavy items (be it the turkey, the shopping or when moving furniture to accommodate guests), be sure to bend at the knees and not at the waist. Get help – do not try to move heavy, bulky items by yourself.
If you are going on a long car journey try to share the driving and take regular breaks. Get some fresh air and do a few simple stretches to relieve the tension. Ensure that your car seat offers adequate back support.
Christmas can be an extremely stressful time. Stress can lead to muscle tension which, in turn, can cause pain and discomfort. Try to keep calm and find time to rest. Taking a few deep breaths can also work miracles!
If you find that you need our help over the Christmas and New Year period we have appointments available to help with your recovery. Please contact our reception on 020 8977 3295. Appointment times are listed below:
Wednesday 24th December 9 am – 1 pm
Thursday 25th December – Closed
Friday 26th December – Closed
Saturday 27th December 8.30 am – 1 pm
Monday 29th December 8.30 am – 9 pm
Tuesday 30th December 7 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 31st December 9 am – 1 pm
Thursday 1st January – Closed
Friday 2nd January – 8 am 5.30 pm
Reception will be open 9 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday.