Deb is a young civil servant who was excited to get a permanent employment with the Nigerian government. This meant she was pensionable. She was excited about her job and was self-motivated as many colleagues of hers were not able to land same quality of her good fortune.
She did so well for herself and within a short time was able to get herself a little car to ease her movement around town.
Within a couple of months Deb came to me complaining of discomfort in her upper back and mid back.
The discomfort dulled her motivation to go to work.
She sent me snapshots of the chair she sat on at work and boom-taka-boom that was the culprit. It was some horrible old chair I wouldn’t sit on for the life of me.
I suggested she discard the chair and utilize using good postures to prevent the pain in addition to this little manoeuvre:
Raise your right arm to shoulder level in front of you and bend the arm at the elbow, keeping the forearm parallel to the floor.
Grasp the right elbow with your left hand and gently pull it across your chest so that you feel a stretch in the upper arm and shoulder on the right side.
Hold for 20 seconds; relax both arms. Repeat to the other side. Repeat three times on each side.
Thank me later!
I love you, I love your health.
Your favourite family physician,