Healthy backs for happy days

East Geelong Chiropractic's Kaaren Colewell gives Casey Clutterbuck a check-up.

THE SPINE is a pretty important part of the human body, which is why its gets its own week.
Spinal Health Week runs from 25 to 31 May and its theme this year is “get your happy back”.
Chiropractor and director of East Geelong Chiropractic, Kaaren Colwell, says a happy back makes all the difference in day-to-day life.
“Every day more and more Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life,” Kaaren says.
One explanation for this is the negative impact an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has on postural fitness.
“Think about all the hours you spend each day sitting at work or school, commuting, on your computer or other mobile device and watching television,” Kaaren says.
“Poor posture increases pressure on your spine, which can cause lower back pain, neck pain, headaches and fatigue.”
Chiropractic care is an increasingly common and effective treatment for back pain, neck pain and headaches eliminating the need for drugs or surgery.
“Helping patients make positive changes with respect to nutrition, exercise and wellness is also fundamental to maintaining normal spinal function,” Kaaren points out.
“Adopting healthy habits today, such as improving postural fitness, can significantly reduce the risk of injury or pain in later years, positively impacting on our self-esteem, social relationships and mental health.”
Spinal Health Week 2015 is a great time to make an appointment at East Geelong Chiropractic for a spinal health check-up to “get your happy back”.
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