The North East of England is home to many picturesque places and fun things to do. From historic castles and cathedrals, famous islands stunning city streets to award-winning beaches.
We really do have it all.
Living in the North East means you can walk along sandy coastlines, explore the region’s past and hike through national parks filled with natural beauty.
But if you’ve got back pain – then it becomes tough (and almost impossible) to enjoy all the North East has to offer.
Just the other week we had 4 people ring the clinic telling us their back pain has ‘flared up’ AGAIN!
And it’s not uncommon that we hear that these flare-ups mean activities and family days out, that have been planned for a while, have to be rain checked and put aside for another day…
…until their back pain goes away.
Which is very unlikely it will go away alone, and even if it does, it usually means it’ll flare up again.
Anyway, here’s 5 great places to see in the North East (that a lot of our patients have told us they can’t, because their back is so bad, they’re scared it’ll put them out).
1. Seabird and Rocker’s Beaches
Home to the famous Sunderland International Airshow and great place to visit all year round, these award-winning beaches are a must see. Not only are they perfectly white and sandy, they’re a great place to enjoy a good book, take a stroll or relax with friends.
There is also a selection of delicious places to eat and drink along the coast.
To truly experience the beauty of these beaches, I’d recommend waking up early in the morning or stay late at night and watch the sun set along the sea front.
It’s a sight you’d be sad to miss – especially when it starts getting warmer!
2. North Pennines
If you’re looking for some breath-taking and inspiring views, look no further!
The North Pennines, stretching north to south between Carlisle and Darlington is an area of true, natural beauty – not to be missed.
3. Northumberland National Park
This place offers 400-square-miles of some of the most stunning places to wander and get lost in.
It would be tough to mention all the best areas to visit, but to start off with you could walk along the Coquet Valley, wander through the Cheviot Hills or even climb up Simonside if you’re feeling more adventurous.
4. The Angel of The North
One of the North East’s most iconic sculptures, the Angel of the North is a gigantic monument that can’t be missed.
Standing next to it feels pretty unreal, and definitely worth visiting on a sunny day.
5. Holy Island
The historic Holy Island lies just off the North East coast.
Although this island is a mere drive away, high tides flood the causeway twice a day and cut it off from the rest of the world.
With castles, and beautiful old ruins, this place has a past like no other.
Not only can you explore castles and walk on sandy, but the wildlife here is amazing too – especially if you enjoy seeing birds as there’s a huge number of different ones, including puffins, which can be found on the island.
You can even spot seals and dolphins in the distance.
If you’ve got back pain – a bad back that’s flared up, has come on out of the blue, or if you’ve been suffering for a while that it’s just become a normal part of your daily life – that doesn’t have to be the case.
Here’s a free tips guide that you can start using as soon as today, to help ease your back pain quick, visit here to download it: http://www.paulgoughphysio.com/back-pain