Saturday, 07 December 2019 10:01

ING Syndrome ... Do You have it?

Are your shoulders feeling tight and tense?  Are you experiencing headaches, neck or back pain?  Are you just feeling out of sorts?  

With the hustle and bustle at this time of year, many people experience more stress than usual. We think about money, cooking, shopping, dinner preparations, parties to attend and making everything just right for our loved ones. This is what Uptown Chiropractic refers to as “ING Syndrome”.  Holiday activities can push us to the limit and lead to overexert-ING, overindulg-ING and overextend-ING. This may result in symptoms such as sore and achy muscles⁣⁣, neck pain⁣, back pain⁣⁣, and/or headaches.  Or simply finding that your “Get Up and Go” has gotten up and left.

There are several potential causes of ING Syndrome related to excessive amounts of certain holiday activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Shop-ING
  • Decorat-ING
  • Eat-ING
  • Bak-ING
  • Travel-ING
  • Spend-ING
  • Shovel-ING
  • Entertain- ING
  • Party-ING
  • Wrap-ING
  • NOT Enough Sleep-ING
Definition: ING Syndrome is a repetitive motion disorder that results in discomfort felt in the body that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints and other structures in the spine 

ABC'c for Manage-ING Syndrome this season:

Awareness:  Be aware of your body.  What is it telling you?  Learn the empowering word "NO".   

Behaviour:  Eat, sleep, think and move.  Eat for fuel, drink water (purified if possible), sleep 7-8 hours a day, be true to yourself and move more.  Remember, it's ok to splurge on a meal, or two ... just not every day. 

Care:  Make time for self-care.  Include chiropractic - adjustments can help you reduce the discomforts caused by ING Syndrome, and help manage your holiday stress! 

Call us at 416-444-0944.  Cheers!

Last modified on Saturday, 07 December 2019 16:53



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