Back Care Tips

  It's estimated that back pain affects between 70 and 85 percent of the adult population at some point in their lives, and that over 5 million working days are lost due to back pain.

It's important to look after your back, so here are some tips and reminders that will help you take better care.

Some Tips

For back pain, it's better to see your osteopath earlier rather than later.

Take regular exercise - your osteopath can say what's right for you.

Spending hours in one position can cause problems - avoid 'computer hump'!.

During repetitive tasks vary your rhythm and take frequent breaks.

Adjust car seats and, on long journeys, take regular breaks to stretch.

Pace yourself with heavy work like gardening - don't risk a disc!

Watch children's posture - they shouldn't carry bags on one shoulder.

During pregnancy osteopathy can help your body adjust to changes.

Avoid strain when lifting - particularly small children and shopping.

Seek advice on good back care from your osteopath.