The holidays are here and Gadibody wants you to be feeling your best!

Lower back pain, neck pain and pain in general will put a damper on your holiday spirit, not to mention potentially prevent you from participating in all of your favorite activities.

Back pain can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease or mechanical issues. Examples include overuse such as working out or lifting too much, prolonged sitting and lying down, sleeping in an uncomfortable position, sitting at the computer or wearing a poorly fitting backpack.

Winter is the perfect time to slow down and take a look at your health and wellness.

And with so many fun activities to do this season — holiday events, festivals, travels, or just celebrating with family and friends — you’ll want to stay as healthy and pain free as possible to enjoy it all!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in every five people suffers from chronic back pain, and approximately 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. If you have daily pain and discomfort, we recommend that you make an appointment to address the causes and not the symptoms of your pain, to help you gain better function.

If you are just beginning to experience mild back pain or discomfort, the first thing you may want to do is examine your posture. Do you slouch in your chair or hunch over your phone or computer all the time? Are you using proper body mechanics when picking up objects, whether they’re heavy boxes, a pencil on the floor, or even your child or grandchild?

There are numerous ways we move our bodies every day that may not appear to be problematic. However, if we repeatedly subject our bodies to certain types of strain, we can develop muscle spasms and chronic pain.

“Back pain” is an umbrella term for a wide range of conditions that cause pain in the upper or lower back. Back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including sports injuries, poor posture, and car accidents. Lifting and other exertions, such as pulling and pushing, cause more than two-thirds of all back strains.

If your back or neck pain is caused by muscle spasms, the technique of Strain-Counterstrain will work to alleviate your pain. By relaxing the nervous system and leveling your hips, we increase oxygenated blood flow into the muscle and remove the lactic acid causing the pain.

It’s time to start feeling better– contact us today!

Are you ready to make an appointment and try Strain-Counterstrain pain-relieving treatments?  If so, please contact GadiBody right away!  We are looking forward to treating you.

Have a happy and healthy holiday season.

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