Have you been suffering at all from the latest “new” epidemic of “Lockdown Back and Neck Pain”?
Here is Richard, a “survivor” of lockdown back and neck pain. Listen to his experience of coming to the clinic, post lockdown, to get this sorted out!
Since Team Reflex have been back up and running since May 4th we have, unsurprisingly, seen many people suffering from this. Lockdown Back and Neck Pain can affect anybody of any age. However, there are a number of common triggers.
When you are sitting for work, or at any time, try this great exercise. You should set an alarm, or countdown timer, for 25 minutes. YES! Every 25 minutes you should try to microbreak and stand up, and try Brügger’s Exercise.
Why 25 minutes?……. Great question!
After as little as 20-25 minutes the ligaments in your spine start to deform, or creep. If you are slouching then you are NOT using your muscles. You are simply hanging off your ligaments. Try it… you can only go so low as you are stopped by your ligaments. These ligaments deform plastically. As they do they start to increase the load on your joints, discs and muscles. Luckily for us they can recover (unlike plastic), but only if we keep microbreaking and taking the load off them.
If you have ANY questions about your home desk set up, please ask any of our Team Reflex chiropractors & osteopaths for advice and help with this. it really is so important.
So, if you think you have been suffering from Lockdown Back and Neck Pain, please get in touch. We are busy at the clinic, but we are nearly up to our normal opening times. We do not yet have a full team, but we are getting there. Phone for your appointment on 0118 946 2100.
17 Church Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 7AA
Reflex Spinal Health are a passionate, dynamic spinal health team. We are committed to help as many in our community of Reading, Berkshire and South Oxfordshire to enjoy the vitality of great health, to reach their health goals and feel truly alive! Our chiropractors and osteopaths offer the highest standards of care in a superb environment.