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Women in the UK are starting to suffer with back and neck pain at the tender age of 28, according to new research from the British Chiropractic Association.

Over a fifth (22%) of women who have struggled, or currently struggle with back or neck pain say they do so on a daily basis and a quarter (24%) have suffered for over 10 years. Men fare a little better – first battling back and neck pain from the age of 32.

Now, as part of BackCare Awareness Week (3-8 October), the BCA is urging women to take control and adopt healthier habits to prevent the onset of back pain, by incorporating a few simple steps into their daily routine. See https://chiropractic-uk.co.uk/back-pain-woes-for-women-in-their-20s/ for more information and please feel free to tag any friends you know who might be interested in this information.

And if you're suffering with back and neck pain, please just give us a call on 0117 972 3518 to book in for an initial consultation and treatment with us. For more information see http://bristolbackpain.com/treatment.html
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As part of Bristol Green Capital Partnership's Healthy City Week, our sister clinic, the Bristol Back Pain Clinic is hosting a free event for parents, carers and parents-to-be on Thursday 20th October - see event page below for details. Anyone who goes along will get the chance to meet their lovely team, who will be on hand to discuss any problems you might be experiencing as well as providing:

- tips to ease stress and strain
- advice on how to keep your back healthy
- 10 minute massage taster sessions
- free spinal health checks
- and money off vouchers for treatment.

To come along, simply book your place on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/relieve-the-stresses-strains-of-parenting-at-the-bristol-back-pain-clinic-tickets-27220439066

And please feel free to share this event with any friends, family and colleagues who you think might be interested. Thanks!

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Chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, however we can diagnose and help with a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints (problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body) including:

- Lower Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder and Arm Pain
- Hip Pain
- Osteoarthritis
- Headaches and Migraine
- Knee Pain
- Pain associated with pregnancy and childcare
- Posture & work related Pain
- Sports related pain

To find out if we can help you, give us a call on 0117 9723 518 for a free, no obligation chat.

For more information visit http://www.southvillechiropractic.com/

For directions see https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1hPR2DRj_gxclaDiNvqRrMCbUSKg
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A few reasons why you should try to have a laugh every day of the year...
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Planning a holiday? Check out these top tips from the British Chiropractic Association to make sure your travels are pain free!

Bag tips

1. Suitcase selection – Choose wisely, buy the lightest case possible that has wheels; hard cases tend to weigh quite a lot before you even start to fill them.

2. Two cases are better than one – If possible, take two light suitcases rather than one, so you can distribute the weight more evenly.

3. Push, don’t pull! – Many wheeled cases encourage you to pull the case handle from behind, but this makes the upper body/back twist. If possible, push the case in front of you or use a trolley making sure you choose one from the stack which does not have ‘wonky wheels’, as keeping it on track will not do your back any good!

Flying tips

1. Flying high – Avoid alcohol before and during the flight as this will cause you to dehydrate and, in turn, exaggerate muscle pain. Drink plenty of water instead.

2. Air-exercise – You will be restricted to your seat for most of the flight, but avoid stiffness by doing shoulder shrugs, buttock clenches and foot circles. Take the opportunity to get up and stretch your legs whenever you can.

3. Avoid ‘travelators’ – Get your joints moving quickly after a flight and walk to arrivals rather than the easy option of a moving walkway.
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Are you revising for exams at the moment, or know someone who is? Then check out these top tips from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) to help ensure back and neck pain don't impact on your studies.

• Sit up, look sharp - always work at a table, sitting on a chair, rather than on the sofa or in bed. Relax when sitting into your chair, making sure you have your bottom against the seat back with your shoulder blades are touching the back rest of the chair.
• Take a break - taking regular revision breaks is extremely important and the BCA recommends students move around every 20-30 minutes - stand up to stretch, change position and walk around a little.
• Check your bag - It can be tempting to carry around all your notes and books, but make sure you check your bag every day so you’re only carrying the things you really need. Try using bags which can be carried on two shoulders with adjustable straps so the weight can be distributed evenly.
• Walk tall - Look for opportunities to exercise during the day. Why not try walking to the library or the shops instead of getting the bus or driving?
• Keep hydrated: Don’t forget to drink lots of water. Make sure you top up your fluids as the body works better when well hydrated. Your muscles and joints will work more efficiently and for longer.
• Stretch it out - If you’re revising at home embrace the privacy by doing regular stretches.

For more information including a series of simple exercises, visit http://www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk/exams-dont-have-to-be-a-pain-in-the-neck-304-news.aspx
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If working from home is starting to become a pain, why not check out our top tips on how to keep your back healthy when working from home:

• If possible, designate a specific area in your home for working and always work at a table, sitting on a chair, rather than on the sofa or in bed.
• If you don’t want to invest in a computer stand, place sturdy books, for example copies of the Yellow Pages under your laptop so that you can adjust the level of the screen to fit your eye line.
• Use a detachable keyboard and mouse whenever possible, as this will ensure that your movement is not restricted and you are not placing unnecessary strain on your back.
• An easy way to ensure that you get away from your desk and take regular breaks is to set a loud alarm in another room. When making phone calls, take the opportunity to get up from your desk and move around as you talk.
• Embrace the privacy of working from home by doing regular stretches. The British Chiropractic Association has developed a series of simple exercises to improve posture and help prevent back pain. Please see the BCA website for more information: http://bit.ly/straightenup

And if the tips above don't do the trick, don't forget you can always call us on 0117 9723 518 for a free, no obligation chat to see if we can help.
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As part of Chiropractic Awareness Week (11 – 16 April) the Southville Chiropractic Clinic is urging workers to do more to protect their backs, both in the office and at home. 

#Chiropractor Harry Kauntze says: “The reality of modern working lifestyles means that many more workers are often spending long days in front of a computer screen, either in the office or when working remotely, and not doing enough to prevent putting serious strain on their backs. Whilst it may be tempting to do work from your sofa or bed when working from home, poor posture means you could be putting even more strain on your spine. However the good news is there are several simple steps you can take and I would encourage all workers in #Bristol, particularly office workers, to follow these top tips developed by the British Chiropractic Association to minimise their risk of work-related back pain.”

If working from an office:

• Be computer compatible: Make sure the top of the screen is level with the eyebrows and the chair is tilted slightly forward, allowing for the knees to be lower than the hips and the feet to be flat on the floor. 
• Sit up straight: Relax when sitting into your seat, making sure you have your bottom against the seat back with your shoulder blades touching the back rest of the chair. Keep arms relaxed and close to the body and place on the desk when typing. 
• Take regular breaks: Don't sit for more than 20-30 minutes at a time - stand up to stretch, change position and walk around a little. If you struggle to get away then take time to gently massage the back of your head and neck as this will help to improve posture and reduce back pain by promoting balance, strength and flexibility in the spine.

If working from home: 

• If possible, designate a specific area in your home for working and always work at a table, sitting on a chair, rather than on the sofa or in bed.
• If you don’t want to invest in a computer stand, place sturdy books, for example copies of the Yellow Pages under your laptop so that you can adjust the level of the screen to fit your eye line. 
• Use a detachable keyboard and mouse whenever possible, as this will ensure that your movement is not restricted and you are not placing unnecessary strain on your back.
• An easy way to ensure that you get away from your desk and take regular breaks is to set a loud alarm in another room. When making phone calls, take the opportunity to get up from your desk and move around as you talk
• Embrace the privacy of working from home by doing regular stretches. The BCA has developed a series of simple exercises to improve posture and help prevent back pain. Please see the BCA website for more information:http://bit.ly/straightenup 

And if the tips above don't do the trick, don't forget you can always call us on 0117 9723 518 for a free, no obligation chat to see if we can help.
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Chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, however we can diagnose and help with a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints: problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body. To find out if we can help you, give us a call on 0117 9723 518 for a free, no obligation chat, or for information on some of the most common issues people contact us about visit our common conditions page - http://www.southvillechiropractic.com/chiropractic-treatment.html #Bristol #Chiropractor
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