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Preventing Back Pain and Its Resulting Anger

Anger and pain have an interconnected relationship. Studies have shown for example, that anger results in muscle tension and back pain. Other studies have shown that pain results in anger. What’s more, when this resultant anger is not safely expressed, it can lead to more pain. In other words, when we feel pain and then anger as a result, if we don’t safely express that anger but rather suppress it, as in put on a brave face, we feel more pain.

Back pain, in particular affects millions of people worldwide. Here in Namibia, statistics have shown that the number one reason for sick leave amongst people, whose work requires demanding physical activity, is back pain.

Yet back pain can be prevented with exercise and medical treatment such as chiropractic treatment. The World Federation of Chiropractic defines Chiropractic treatment as a segment of the health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the spine, joints, bones and muscles.

Here in Namibia, the Namibian Chiropractic Association have responded to a call by the Honourable Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Bernhard Haufiku, who made a call for outreach programmes. As such the Namibian Chiropractic Association will be offering free chiropractic care to the population in the Kavango East Region in June 2016.

The Namibian Chiropractic Association in their notice of this outreach, say they “feel that education and prevention strategies are key for a healthy, productive and inspired Namibian population.  And this programme aims to empower people to take responsibility for their spinal and joint health.”

Their outreach means, members of the Kavango East Region will be given access to spinal health education that focuses on posture and preventative measures for avoiding back pain. In addition they will receive training on excercies that improve spinal health, spinal screening and chiropractic treatments and care.

All are welcome to to join in on the following dates in the Kavango East Region :

Kaisosi village 15th and 16th of June 2016 8:00-16:00
Mawanze village 17th of June 2016 8:00-16:00
Rundu Medical Centre (Biokineticist and Physiotherapy practice rooms) 18th June 2016 8:00-13:00

For exercises that will help improve the health of your spine and relieve back pain, take a look at this article by 99FM’s MYD Heart by clicking here : What Your Posture is Saying About Your Thoughts