How to help your back pain over christmas

For many, Christmas is a time of joy, fun, relaxation and spending time with those we love. However, as the weather gets colder, many people who can feel like those old niggling joint pains seem to be worse than ever. Or perhaps the time off for the Christmas period has made you realise how sore your muscles and joints actually are once you actually slow down?

Whether you’re experiencing the comeback of an old pain in your back, or you have just recently developed a form of back pain, be it muscular or joint pain, you can take some steps in the right direction to ensure that your back is as pain free as possible of the Christmas period.

Particularly as Christmas approaches, Pilates has gained popularity as a means for many individuals to begin exercising, moving about, and loosen up their muscles and joints, especially their back. By incorporating Pilates into your daily routine, you may help to reduce things like soreness and any pain you may be experiencing as a result of the cooler temperatures, being over worked, old injuries as well as in addition to other joint and muscle aggravation.

Why Does My Back Hurt Around Christmas Time?

Our spines and the muscles surrounding it are an incredibly important part of our bodies that many of us take for granted. Whether you’re sitting at a desk all day, working on a construction site or evening driving from dusk until dawn, over time back pain can quickly become a daily struggle. Perhaps you haven’t noticed how sore your back actually is until you have taken some time off for the Christmas period?

In cooler temperatures, joints can frequently become rigid and occasionally even hurt, requiring more time to warm up or, in rare instances, even making previous injuries seem as though they never recovered.

This can cause your back to feel stiff, tight and uncomfortable and can often lead to feeling pain in other parts of the body as well, such as the shoulders, neck and hips. This is all due to synovial fluid becoming more firm around joints. Normally synovial fluid helps to lubricate the space between our joints to allow for pain free movement.

How Can I Reduce Back Pain Over Christmas?

A great way of reducing back pain over the Christmas period is to implement something like Pilates into your weekly or daily routine. Pilates are a great way to help loosen up your back muscles as well as helping to stretch and move around, ultimately warming up many of the muscles and bones in our backs.

Pilates are great for helping to manage both lower and upper back pain and can even be done from the comfort of your own home over the Christmas period. Used as a healthy form of exercise and posture correction, Pilates have been known to help strengthen the muscles in the back and can lead to better pain management and aids in the reduction of muscle inflammation.

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