Some New Ways to Relieve Back Pain
Sitting at your desk for hours on end, as the day flies by and you’re all huddled up, not noticing day turn into night, and then suddenly you stop for a tea break. That is when you notice. Much like when you have have had a few too many at the pub and when you stand your legs embarrassingly collapse beneath you (seriously hope I’m not on my my own with that one).
You rise from your desk and the pain in your neck and lower back are burning like mini envoys from hell. No more my friend. Let’s say good riddance to those aches and groans.
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I have always practiced what I preach. Especially when it comes to back pain I do! Check out 5 perhaps new ways to you of getting rid of that pain in your neck and back for good!
5 simple tips on how to build a strong and stable back.
1. Eating the right food
We should all be very careful with over-consumption of alcohol, sugar- containing foods and grains – especially gluten-containing grains! And we should all avoid eating too many processed foods.
This can be a challenge since nearly most supermarket foods have gone through a denaturing process to preserve the life or use artificial colour or additives to make food look more appealing.
The key is to look for food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.
This is a global myofascial and educational therapy, particularly helpful for chronic conditions and patterns of strain, office-bound postural habits. The technique involves manipulating the fascia and soft tissue to improve your alignment and balance. Bad posture a can cause the body to move dysfunctionally. Over time, this can exacerbate pain because the body is not able to move naturally.
Rolfing releases tight fascia that might be causing imbalance or inhibiting free, healthy movement. It can create space around painful joints and allow the body to function naturally and without pain.
Rolfing: bringing you and your body closer together.
The gym do more exercises on your back. Why? Most people spend a lot of time at desks and develop poor posture by slouching forward.
A 2:1 RATIO between chest and back works well. For example
Press ups for chest, then a seated row and then pull ups for back.
Work on strengthening your core as well
Perfect technique with every rep you do in the gym. (no junk reps). This way you train your brain to work out a position of optimal posture.
Have someone successfully progress you through some phases of exercise and strength training.
4. Sitting properly
The seated posture is now becoming the most common postural position in the workplace. It advantages are reduced energy consumption, compared to those who spend the time performing manual tasks on a daily basis (construction worker). What can you do?
- Reduce the amount of time you spend sitting down and take regular breaks to move and stretch
- Keep hydrated
- Ensure that your desk or workstation is set up in the most posture-friendly position.
To have your desk position assessed please feel free to contact someone I often refer people to and that is David Annett.
His email is email@example.com
5. Get assessed by a professional
Have your posture and lifestyle assessed by a skilled professional can that give you a competent program that helps you.
So where do you go from here?
First and foremost, the next step for you to take is to understand exactly why you are experiencing back pain. What is the cause? REMEMBER A HEADACHE IS NOT AN ASPRIN DEFICIENCY.
Only with the knowledge can you decide what to do about it.
We can help you understand the cause of your pain and where your strengths and weaknesses lie.
If you decide to invest in working with us at Graham Whitehead Health, you will need a full body assessment to truly determine what the issues are and how we can start eliminating the pain. We will also coach you through many other areas of your lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
My reputation is built on the amount of clients I have successfully rehabilitated over the years. A few clients still travel great distances to work with us on a weekly basis, but if you are not within a 50-mile radius of the Centre, I would be more than happy to refer to you a CHEK professional closer to you. This would be someone we know personally and trust to assess you properly, and provide you with a service similar to ours.
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Some of the points above may not work If you are suffering with a back issue. Therefore please consult your DR or source a well trained professional who can offer you the guidance you need.
Thank you Graham for your pearls of wisdom!
If you would like to contact Graham:
Graham Whitehead Health is located in Harrogate
Phone: 07595 978 335