Previous back pain sufferers – how to prevent flare-ups

If you have suffered from back pain in the past you’ll know what it feels like, and no doubt thank your lucky stars for each day that you remain pain free. It is sometimes easy to forget though, so whilst you continue to enjoy an active lifestyle, it’s important to think about what you can do to ensure you stay that way. Don’t leave it to chance.

There are lots of things you can do help keep yourself pain free and prevent flare-ups. Exercising, eating well, maintaining good posture at work and stretching regularly can all help. The most important thing you can do though is make sure you visit your Osteopath or Chiropractor a few times a year for regular check-ups. They will be able to nip any potential problems in the bud and help keep you supple & pain free.

Think of it along the same lines as visiting your GP or dentist for regular check-ups.

Statistics show that people who completely stop back pain treatment once they get better are much more likely to suffer a relapse in the future. Patients who continue to see their osteopath or chiropractor and do their exercises are less likely to suffer flare-ups or a complete relapse. The majority of people have check-ups every 2-4 months.

To find out more about the importance of regular check-ups and benefit from a discounted rate for check-up appointments at our clinics in London Canary Wharf, London Moorgate and Leeds, call 0844 327 4000.