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Sun-loungers can damage your health

Updated on April 14, 2009

Beware of your sitting position

 

In 2006 the Scottish Association released a press release in regards to sun loungers and effect they can have on your health. Now that the weather is warming up we are all thinking about the possibility of spending some time in the sun. In fact, I have just bought my husband a sun-lounger for his birthday.

Of course we all know we should limit our time in the strong mid-day sun to minimise our chances of skin cancer. However, many of us may not be aware of lounging on these chairs may cause further risk to our health by the position we sit or lie on on them.

By following the few simple tips below you may be able to avoid an injury when enjoying the sun.

Lara Cawthra has been a chiropractor since 1996. She is currently in private practice in Camberley, Surrey and a member od the Scottish Chiropractic Association. She has a special interest in Paediatrics, and is one of the few chiropractors in the UK with formal training in this area. She is also an occasional lecturer at the Mc Timoney College of Chiropractic. To find out more look www.backchat.org.uk

The Scottish Chiropractic Association

Press Release

June 21 2006

Holiday-Makers: Lying on Sun-Loungers Can Damage Your Health

Today the Scottish Chiropractic Association (SCA) warned that lying on a sun-lounger can result in back pain and injury.

President of the SCA Dr Dean Sluce advised those going on holiday to be cautious about their use of sun-loungers. He said: "Each year, I see a number of new clients who have returned from holiday with back pain. They complain of their necks or backs seizing up. This happens when holiday-makers spend a lot of time lying in awkward, twisted positions on a sun-lounger. They might be trying to read, twisting their upper bodies to avoid the glare of the sun, or they might be lying flat on their stomachs, with their backs arched, perhaps to read or to get a different angle to the sun."

"When you get up, or try to turn over from these positions, you can find that your back or neck seizes up or clicks. That's when you need chiropractic treatment to help with the injury. Unfortunately, if you are away from home, back pain can end up ruining your holiday."

The Scottish Chiropractic Association issues the following advice:

  • Don't twist or contort yourself in order to read or change your angle to the sun
  • Get up and move around regularly
  • Don't lie flat on your stomach and arch your back
  • Ideally, lie on your back, straightened out, but with your knees bent to take the pressure off your back
  • If you are unlucky enough to trigger a back injury, see a chiropractor who is registered with the Scottish Chiropractic Association upon your return
  • Further information on members of the SCA is available on 01505 863151 and on www.sca-chiropractic.org

For more press information, please contact Tina Woolnough on 07799 416 360 or email tina@kristina.org.uk.

Background information: The Scottish Chiropractic Association was founded in 1979 and has 60 members practising all over Scotland. The Registered Office of the SCA can be contacted on 01505 863151. All chiropractic practitioners must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council, the UK-wide statutory body which has regulatory powers.

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      Lara Cawthra 7 years ago from Camberley, Surrey

      Viagra, thank you for your comments. I think you are correct that sitting on any chair or settee incorrectly has the potential to cause spinal dysfunction

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      viagra 7 years ago

      I think sitting incorrectly on any chair or settee will damage your spine not just a sun lounger.

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      viagra 7 years ago

      I think sitting incorrectly on any chair or settee will damage your spine not just a sun lounger.

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