Back pain

Arthritis/Back Pain /Joint Pain

It’s estimated up to 8 in every 10 people in the UK are affected by back pain at some point in their lives. In most cases the pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time.

Often, it’s not possible to identify the cause of back pain. Doctors call this “non-specific back pain. Sometimes the pain may be a result of an injury such as a sprain or strain, but often it occurs for no apparent reason.

It is possible to prevent back pain by doing regular back exercises and stretches, staying active, avoiding sitting for too long, taking care when lifting and checking your posture when sitting, using computers and watching television.

If your back pain is severe, you may need to seek immediate medical advice and you should contact your GP.

For more information to prevent back pain, back pain treatment and to view the ‘Back pain guide’ simply follow this link.

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