Thursday 10th October 2024
Showground, Wadebridge

Think of a pain, any pain…

Did you go for back pain or maybe it was neck pain? It will probably come as no surprise that pretty much everyone, at some point will suffer from back and or neck pain. The majority of us more than once and probably for an extended period of time. Amazingly muscular pain was responsible for 8.3 million days of lost work in 2014 alone. This doesn’t include days that are endured despite the agony.

Unfortunately for most muscular pain, a trip to the doctor isn’t likely to be of much help. (If your pain is causing other problems such as pain down the legs or water works issues, please see your doctor as soon as possible). More and more people are starting to look for relief through complementary therapies. Many of these can be time consuming and often expensive, as they may entail an extended course of treatment and in some circumstances the problem comes back soon after.

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There is a therapy that has been shown to provide lasting relief from pain and dysfunction in more than 80% of cases. The Bowen Technique is a very effective and straightforward therapy that really does wonders for all types of back pain, whether it has been caused by accident, sport, too much gardening or too long spent at the desk.

Bowen is gentle, very relaxing, can be performed through light clothing and most importantly, it works! The majority of clients find that 3 – 5 sessions resolves the pain. Not only is it a relief to the pain can be lighter on the wallet and diary too! For more information or to make an appointment please contact me.Hamstring Work

In the meantime, here are a few tips to help you with your back and neck pain…

•Try not to sit for more than half an hour without standing up and moving around for a minute or so

•Sit up comfortably in a chair that supports your lower back

•Vary your tasks, so that you are trying to avoid the same movements for prolonged periods using the same part(s) of your body

•Find some stretches for your neck and shoulders or lower back that helps relieve tension. If you can prevent it from building up then you can help prevent the pain that comes with it

•During computer work, ensure that you adjust your chair height so that your forearms are comfortably resting on the desk and your elbows are roughly at right angles. Use a foot stool if your legs are hanging off the chair and make sure your screen is at the right height too