Holiday at last…

Holiday time at last…

By Magda Ballentine MChiro & Dave Ballentine MChiro


You are eagerly standing in a queue to get on the plane, this is the holiday you have been looking forward to for a very long time, no matter what happens you are getting on that plane to have a week or two away from all the stresses of your daily life. But you have that niggling pain in your lower back, it keeps catching you off guard, like it has a mind of its own, you don’t know when the next spasm will strike, you are worried as you walk up the stairs on to the plane you won’t be able to lift your leg, or you are scared to bend over and pick up that heavy suitcase.

The past last few months have been stressful, working far too many hours trying to make sure everything is done before you take your holiday…does this sound like you? Wait there is more… have you ever tried to get up from bed and felt like you might not make it? The pain and stiffness are just too unbearable? Well, if this sounds like you then you need help.

After 2 years of uncertainty, we are finally allowed to travel to most destinations without too many restrictions, people are busy planning trips with excitement and anticipation, but also a little bit of apprehension that maybe after so long you will finally be able to get away this summer? The last thing you need now is your back to start hurting and spoil everything.


Our spine is designed to protect the nervous system which runs inside the vertebrae (Spinal cord) to every area of the body, when we are stressed, have poor posture, do not eat correctly or exercise enough this puts stress on the body, this can cause weakness and create symptoms such as aching, stiffness or pain, sometimes even muscle spasms. All of these are signs that your body is not at ease.

Very often we receive phone calls from people who are just about to go away and say ‘My lower back just went for no reason’. It is important to mention that not always can a Chiropractor or other back pain specialists ease these issues quickly; some conditions are chronic and require further treatments.

But please make sure you address your back pain, don’t just ignore it, if you are waking up with lower back stiffness or the occasional twinge then this is your body sending you signals that something is happening, it needs attention, it is important to make sure you take good care of your spine.

Don’t wait until it’s inflamed or sore and affecting your daily life, you need to start taking steps to correct the problem now and understand what you can do to help reduce the pain and more importantly try to prevent these issues in the long term.


If you would like to understand more about how we can help then you should contact Wellbeing Chiropractic Health Centre, we can help you achieve your goals, we are in The Granary, Blisworth Hill Farm, Stoke Road, Blisworth, NN7 3DB, which is a beautiful business park very close to Northampton.


Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01604 422488


What other therapies do we offer


Massage – this helps to soften the tight areas in your back and surrounding areas, realigning the muscle fibres.

Lightforce Laser Therapy – this fast and effective treatment reduces pain, reduces inflammation, and speeds up the healing process this is the latest powerful 25W XPi Lightforce Laser is now available at Wellbeing Chiropractic Health Centre.


Holiday at last…

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