March Newsletter

Sitting Xray of SpineIs your work taking it's toll on your back?

New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that almost 31 million days of work were lost last year due to back, neck and muscle problems. The Labour Force Survey found that musculoskeletal conditions were responsible for more prolonged absences than any other problem.

Tim Hutchful, a chiropractor comments "In a survey* last year, the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) found that 35% of those suffering back or neck pain attributed their problem to sitting still for long periods and, unfortunately, the office environment rather encrouages this. "The switch from manual labour to office-based jobs might appear to be better for backs, but office-based jobs, coupled with sedentary lifestyles, have a huge impact on people's backs and chiropractors are seeing this in evidence in their waiting rooms."  Office workers need to pay attention to how they sit and for how long; Click here for some great advice for office workers. 

Take a look at the BCA's video on computer posture.

 * Survey of 2044 people carried out in March 2013

Baby Girl CartoonLauren is Back!

After having her baby girl Fern, she is now back working two mornings a week (between 10am and 12pm) on a Monday and Thursday. She is enjoying the rest of the time being a Mummy! Please call early for an appointment to avoid disappointment.  

Welcome back Lauren!