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many as 60% of adults in the West may experience acute Back Pain in their
lifetime and in 33% it is recurrent or chronic.
Pain most commonly occurs when a facet joint, which connects two vertebrae,
is strained by lifting a heavy object.
tense muscles, strained ligaments, poor posture, bad sitting habits, and slouching
can all cause back problems as can ageing joints, infections, gallstones, kidney
stones, stress or being overweight.
few weeks even severe cases will get better with a little treatment but relapse
is common and if back pain is persistent it must be seen to by a qualified health
This complaint is the one most
often seen by Chiropractors and Osteopaths.
Make sure the chair that you sit in all day is ergonomic and supports the back.
Take up a 'back' therapy such as yoga or the alexander technique.
of the following have been proven to help:
are recommended to seek advice of a qualified health practitioner. To find a qualified
practitioner in your area look in the Practitioner
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