Why you should wear the right sized bra.
Not many of us would instantly think of bras as the cause of their back pain. The culprits we often think of are poor posture, sitting at desks and carrying heavy bags. But a recent survey outlined why we need to wear the right sized bra.
The survey carried out in 2014 by the British Chiropractic Association found that 47% of women who said they had suffered from back pain at some point in their life, claimed that their breast size was a factor.
Tim Hutchful from the British Chiropractic Association explains why are well fitted bra is so important. “Bras are like suspension bridges, you need a well engineered bra so your shoulders don’t take all of the strain and end up doing all of the work; spreading the load is important. Bras that don’t fit will affect the shoulders and chest and may cause back pain as you get older. It is so important to make sure a bra gives you enough support as possible. The message must be to get properly fitted for a bra and replace old ones when they start to lose their supportive properties ”.
So if you are experiencing upper back and neck pain checking you are wearing the correct size bra and being fitted is very important. In Newbury there is an excellent bra fitting service in Debenhams or if you wear a cup size ‘D’ or above then a trip to Bravissimo is a must.
Of course getting the right bra is only the first step. If you are suffering from regular or constant upper back or neck pain you may need treatment to help with any muscle tension or joint stiffness that may have built up in the area.
Chiropractic care can help treat problems with your spine and muscles and work on improving your posture. We do this by improving the movement of the joints in your spine and relaxing the surrounding muscles. We can then work out an individual exercise plan to strengthen your muscles and improve your posture.
For more information or questions please contact me on 01653 791 301 or you can book an appointment online.
Rosie Piercy MChiro DC