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A Self-Help Guide to Back Care

Back pain is a common problem affecting 4 out of 5 of us at some point. It’s often caused by a simple muscle, tendon or ligament strain and not usually by a serious problem.

 

There are several factors that can increase the likelihood of developing or aggravating back pain such as:

  • Poor posture
  • Obesity (BMI of 30+)
  • Carrying or pulling excessive loads
  • Spending extensive periods of time in a standing/sitting/bending position
  • Overstretching or awkwardly twisting your back
  • Repetitive strain injury

 

This back care awareness week we’ve produced an everyday checklist to help reduce the likelihood of developing back pain and minimise the risk of injury:

 

 

Look after your back and greatly reduce your risk of getting back pain. If your back pain is causing you extreme discomfort and pain you should see one of our specialist consultants – call 020 8971 8026 for an appointment or visit our Back Treatment and Spinal Problems page for more information on treatment options and consultants.

Date: 03/10/2016
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