Keep Moving To Reduce Spine Pain When Sitting At Work

Study on office workers states that you should keep moving to reduce spine pain when sitting at work.

A recent study has shown that postural shifting may be helpful in reducing neck and back discomfort.

This study compared 3 different postural shifting frequencies on 60 healthy office workers who were asked to sit for 1 hour. They found that postural shifting frequency of 10 to 30 times per hour had significant effects on workers’ perceived discomfort in their neck, shoulder, and upper and lower back.

The authors recommended that postural shifts of 30 times per hour may help workers reduce perceived musculoskeletal discomfort at the neck, shoulder, and upper and lower back.

WFC Public Health Committee Chair, Dr Claire Johnson, commented, “Chiropractors can incorporate this new information into the prevention recommendations for their patients. The findings from this study support the efforts of the World Health Organization to reduce the amount of physical inactivity. This provides chiropractors yet another opportunity to contribute to improving spine and musculoskeletal health.”

Akkarakittichoke N, Waongenngarm P, Janwantanakul P. Effects of Postural Shifting Frequency on Perceived Musculoskeletal Discomfort During 1-Hour Sitting in Office Workers. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2023 Sep 29.

Have you been suffering from elbow pain?

Chiropractic care could be the answer to you in finding the solution to effectively treat various conditions related to elbow pain.
Tennis elbow –
Also known as ‘lateral epicondylitis’ is a common condition characterised by pain and inflammation on the outer part of the elbow. Chiropractic care can provide relief by using adjustments and manipulations that target the affected joints, muscles and tendons.
Golfers elbow –
Similar to tennis elbow, golfers elbow or ‘medial epicondylitis’ can cause pain and discomfort on the inner side of the elbow. Chiropractors can perform certain adjustments to alleviate tension and restore proper function to the affected muscles, tendons and joints.
Muscle and joint aches –
By focusing on the muscles and joints chiropractors can identify and correct what may be contributing to the pain and discomfort. This restores proper function and helps ease tension in surrounding muscles and joints.
Arthritic joint pains
Including osteoarthritis, degenerative disease and wear and tear can all be factors to cause elbow pain. Chiropractors can use many different techniques to help relieve stiffness, reduce inflammation and enhance joint mobility.
Muscle spasms and Cramps
Muscle spasms and cramps can sometimes be related to overuse or repetitive strain which can also contribute to elbow pain. Chiropractors can help alleviate muscle spasms and promote relaxation and improve circulation.
Seeking chiropractic care can be your start to alleviating pain in a drug-free and non- invasive approach by addressing the underlying causes and improve overall health.

Have you been suffering with headaches?

Chiropractic care can be an effective relief for headaches, migraines, dizziness and vertigo by using a holistic approach chiropractors show remarkable results in treating things conditions.

– Headaches: whether its tension headaches from stress of sinus headaches caused by allergies, chiropractic care offers a non-invasive solution. By performing spinal adjustments chiropractors can correct misalignments, alleviate muscle tension and improve blood flow to the head which can effectively reduce the intensity and frequency of headaches.

– Cervicogenic headaches: these are characterised by pain originating from the neck; this can be particularly debilitating but lucky for you chiropractors have a deep understanding of the connections between the spine and the nervous system. They perform targeted spinal adjustments and gentle manipulations aiming to restore normal function to the affected cervical spine offering relief to cervicogenic headaches.

– Migraines: these are often accompanied by intense pain, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound which can significantly affect an individual’s day-to-day life. Chiropractic care focuses not only on pain management but also on preventing future migraines. By correcting spinal misalignments and addressing triggering factors such as poor posture or muscle tension chiropractors can help reduce migraine frequency and intensity.

– Dizziness and Vertigo: these conditions can make even simple tasks challenging, often stemming from inner ear issues or neck misalignments. These conditions can be effectively managed through chiropractic care by them addressing the cervical spines alignment and applying specialised techniques they can help restore nerve functioning and reduce dizziness.

If you wish to find relief from your headaches, migraines, dizziness or vertigo chiropractic care might be the answer for you! As they correct spinal misalignments, reduce muscle tension and improve overall nervous system function.

Have you been suffering with mid back pain?

Mid back pain can be a challenging condition to manage, but chiropractic treatment can help to alleviate your pain and promote overall wellness. Chiropractic adjustments are a natural treatment option which can provide a range of benefits for individuals experiencing mid back pain. Here are some of the ways chiropractic treatment can help:
– Relieving Muscle Tension and Tightness: Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate muscle tension and tightness in the mid back. Misalignments in the spine can lead to pressure on surrounding muscles, causing discomfort and pain. By realigning the spine, chiropractic adjustments can help release tension in these muscles.
– Improving Joint Mobility: Chiropractic adjustments can also help improve joint mobility in the mid back. Stiff and restricted joints can cause pain and limited range of motion. By manipulating the spine, chiropractors can help improve joint mobility and reduce discomfort.
– Reducing Inflammation: Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce inflammation in the mid back, which is a common cause of pain. Inflammation can lead to discomfort and difficulty moving. Chiropractic care can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
– Improving Overall Posture: Poor posture is a common cause of middle back pain. Chiropractic adjustments can help improve overall posture by realigning the spine and reducing tension in surrounding muscles. By promoting proper posture, chiropractic treatment can help alleviate pain and prevent future injuries.
Chiropractic treatment is a safe and effective option for managing mid back pain. By using non-invasive techniques to realign the spine and promote proper posture, chiropractors can help alleviate pain and improve overall wellness. If you are experiencing mid back pain, consider seeking chiropractic care to help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life by calling us today on 01189394040 or contacting us through our website form.

Relieving Your Pain Through Chiropractic Care

If you’re suffering from chronic or acute pain in your back, neck, joints, or muscles, then you know how debilitating it can be. Not only does it affect your physical health, but it can also have a significant impact on your emotional and mental wellbeing. That’s why chiropractic care can be so beneficial, providing relief for a variety of conditions.
Chiropractic techniques are based on the scientific understanding that neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunction can affect the body’s overall health and wellbeing. By using manipulative and other manual therapies, chiropractors can help restore proper function to the body and alleviate pain.
Chiropractic care can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
– Back and neck pain
Joint pains
– Sports injuries
– Arthritic joint pains
– Carpal tunnel syndrome
If you’re considering chiropractic care, it’s important to choose a qualified practitioner who has undergone extensive training and has the experience to provide effective treatment. It’s also essential to work with a chiropractor who takes the time to understand your individual needs and develops a personalized treatment plan based on your specific condition.
At our practice, we take a whole-body approach to chiropractic care. We don’t just treat your symptoms, but also work to identify the underlying cause of your pain and dysfunction. We believe that by addressing the root cause of your condition, we can provide more effective and lasting relief.
If you’re ready to try chiropractic care, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us. We’ll answer any questions you may have about our services, and work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that will help you achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
Call us at 01189 39 40 40 or visit our website today

Have you been experiencing elbow pain?

Do you have elbow pain that makes it hard to do the things you love such as gardening, exercise or even daily activities?

Chiropractic care is a natural and effective way to treat your elbow pain.

Here are some key points to know:

– Pain relief: Chiropractic care may be able to help reduce the pain associated with elbow conditions, such as tendonitis (tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow), sprains, strains, arthritis, or bursitis.

– Improved function: Chiropractic care can help improve the range of motion and flexibility of your elbow, allowing you to perform your daily tasks with ease.

– Drug-free treatment: Chiropractic care is a natural and non-invasive way to treat elbow pain, without relying on medications that may have side effects or interactions.

– Prevention: Chiropractic care can help prevent elbow pain from recurring or worsening by addressing the root cause of the problem and improving your posture and biomechanics with exercises prescribed to help you manage or prevent the pain from reoccurring.

Don’t let elbow pain stop you from enjoying your life. Chiropractic care can help treat elbow pain by addressing its root cause and restoring your joint health. If you’re interested in trying chiropractic care for your elbow pain, contact us today by calling us on 01189 394040, or by emailing us at and book an appointment.

We’ll help you get rid of your elbow pain and get back to doing what you love.

Do you suffer from lower back pain?

Do you suffer from lower back pain?

Is there something causing this discomfort?
The chiropractic approach to treating pelvic and hip pain may be the answer to your questions?
How does a chiropractor treat pelvic or hip pain?

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Contact us now to find a chiropractor who can help you at 01189394040

British chiropractic association Back pain

Your posture is important!


Do you suffer with repetitive back pain and struggle get some relief?

Do you wonder which exercises are the right type of exercises you need to do for your type of back pain?


Your Posture is important!

Having a good posture (and maintaining it) is key in the prevention of back pain.

Straighten Up UK is a programme of simple exercises devised by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), and designed to improve posture and help prevent back pain.

Whilst no one is immune from back pain, these simple exercises you can can promote balance, strength and flexibility in the spine to help promote a better posture and reduce the risk of back pain.

At the Reading Chiropractor we want our patients free of pain and to know what to do to be able to manage their condition. Along with chiropractic treatment, we give advice to encourage adults and children alike to start exercising to prevent recurrence of their issues.


With Straighten Up UK this set of simple, three minute exercises. are designed to be done on a daily basis and become part of the daily routine.

The programme is divided into three simple segments:

  1. Stars: Warm Up
  2. Flying Friends: Posture Care
  3. Core Balance: Finish the Session

Easy to learn and do, the sequence of exercises consists of precise, slow stretches, each with a specific purpose. The Straighten Up materials have been developed with both adults and children in mind.

Simple Posture Exercises: Straighten Up UK

For Adults click here:

For Children click here:

Covid-19 Coronavirus – Clinic Reopening

As you are aware, following the outbreak of Corona Virus, we were instructed by our professional association to cease all face to face appointments as of immediate effect. Thereby reducing the risk to you (the patient) and to us at the clinic, by limiting exposure.


We have recently been advised that we are now able to start seeing patients again for URGENT care only. This means if you have a problem which is:

– affecting your ability to work

– not responding to advice or medication

– making you consider visit a healthcare professional

and you are not:

– seriously ill

– in the shielding group

– unwell and over 70 years of age

then we may be able to see you for an appointment.

To book an appointment you can call 01189 39 40 40 (this will be diverted to David’s mobile phone) or email

You will notice many changes have been put in place at the clinic to help keep you and us safe. We will operate a strict screening process. Appointment times will be longer to allow for a thorough sterilisation between patients and to avoid your exposure to others. PPE will be worn, and we ask that you wear a mask or mouth and nose covering (scarf/bandana).

So if we can help, please do not hesitate to contact us.