During the week of 9-15th April chiropractors across the UK will be talking with their patients about their spines and how they can look after their posture better. This year the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) have carried out regional polls to assess how many people suffer from back pain around the UK, the disparities between them and what triggers of back pain are most common.
They found that in the South East 40% of the people are suffering from back pain which is a rise of 8% since last year. They also found that 28% of the incidences were in people under the age of 20.
The Chiropractors at Luck’s Yard focus on helping people of all ages, but they are concerned about the growing number of students with back, neck and shoulder pain.
‘We know they work harder than ever these days with exams and pressure of revision, says Luck’s Yard Clinic chiropractor and owner, Tone Tellefsen Hughes, ‘so we are keen to help them find ways to look after themselves during this really pressured time.’
From the nationwide poll the BCA found that the main causes of back pain were lifting (49%) and carrying heavy objects. As many as 49% said it was due to sitting for long periods of time and 38% of the people blamed it on poor posture.
Tone Tellefsen Hughes says ‘At Luck’s Yard Clinic, Milford, we are on a mission to help people become more aware of how to sit, lift and look after their postures better as we believe education and awareness is key to better manage spine health.
The clinic team have created a free clinic app, called Luck’s Yard Clinic with both exercises for the whole body, but also several films to help people with tips on posture from driving, sitting, sleeping, brushing your teeth and lifting.
The team of five chiropractors Tone, Daniela, Mariana, Jasmine and Nic also offers a chance for people to have a chat about their back at a free 15 minute consultation. This consultation offers the patient a chance to talk about their back problem and for the chiropractor to assess if they might be able to help them.
If you would like to know more about chiropractic you can go to www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk and you can also hear more helpful tips from the president of the British Chiropractic Association on YouTube on This content is blocked. Accept cookies to view the content. You can also get lots of advice from the Luck’s Yard Clinic website where you can find free online courses and even a mindfulness diary, which can help with simple exercises to get moving more and also stress management around exams. Key messages from the Chiropractic Awareness Campaign:
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You can also get lots of advice from the Luck’s Yard Clinic website where you can find free online courses and even a mindfulness diary, which can help with simple exercises to get moving more and also stress management around exams.
Key messages from the Chiropractic Awareness Campaign: