It's easy to get stuck into our work and forget to take periodic breaks. Unfortunately this can lead to sitting in one position for hours, putting strain on our muscles and joints. Only after we come out of the zone do we realize the discomfort we have created such as neck pain or upper back pain. Today's tip to get more movement into your day is to drink more water so that you have to get up periodically to go to the bathroom. While it's a trick that most people find funny, it is useful as no one enjoys a full bladder. The discomfort of a full bladder is enough to get us up and moving compared to the discomfort of neck pain or upper back pain that are not great motivators.
Don't forget to see your massage therapist, physiotherapist, and chiropractor for assessment and treatment of your neck pain and upper back pain. Even more importantly they'll be able to give you some other tips and tricks to get you moving as well as some stretches and exercises for further minimization of frequency of these conditions. Are you in York Region and not sure who to see? Dr. Judith McCann is a Newmarket chiropractor who treats these conditions. Call to book an assessment or for a free 15 minute consultation.
Although born in South Africa, Dr. McCann, has been living in York Region for over 15 years. After going to Queen's University in Kingston for Kinesiology, and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto to become a chiropractor, she decided to move back and open Haptic Health and Chiropractic in Newmarket. In February 2017, Haptic Health and Chiropractic moved 10 minutes up the road to Sharon in East Gwillimbury.