Watching your children grow and realising you haven’t spent quality time with them in the way you’d like can be heartbreaking, and this can often be due to chronic pain.
Back pain can be debilitating at any time, but when it affects others around you, including your young children, it can be daunting to know what to do next or how even to begin to find a solution.
At Morley Chiropractic Clinic, our expert chiropractors specialise in chronic back pain. We’ll give you our top tips to try and make things a touch easier.
Adjust heights where possible
Where possible, ensuring you utilise the height-adjustable features of products such as high-chairs, push-chairs, etc. to a level that’s right for you can go a long way in helping to protect your back.
You’re essentially trying to make sure you don’t put unnecessary strain on your back by being hunched or bent over.
Be mindful at playtime
When you have young children, we often associate playtime with playing at their level, or on the floor; however, this can be disastrous for your already painful back!
If you would previously colour in on the floor with your child, for example, why not move this activity to the dining table where you can sit in a supportive chair and your child can sit in their (height-adjustable!) high-chair?
Practice proper lifting
Even as our babies grow up to be toddlers, there are still a number of occasions in which picking them up is necessary, and it goes without saying that, if done incorrectly, it can seriously harm your back.
Practising basic lifting techniques as you would with lifting anything else can go a long way, think about good posture, moving slowly, and bending your knees.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
While we appreciate this tip is easier said than done, there is absolutely no shame in asking for help if you’re struggling.
Whether that’s with strapping your baby into their car seat, carrying the push-chair up a flight of stairs, or simply entertaining your child while you take a break – your back (and family) will thank you for it in the longer term.
Speak with a professional
Following on from our previous point, if you feel like you’ve tried everything to ease your back pain and it’s still affecting your family life, it’s important you seek help from a professional chiropractor who can help ease stress and tension in your joints and muscles, freeing up your movement and reducing pain (without the long waiting times for treatment!).
If you’d like to find out more about how we can help, contact our team today who will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and provide more information about our services.