Back Pain

Back pain affects thousands of people, but in most cases is not serious and medical treatment is not always necessary.

         Most back pain is caused by

  • Stiffness or spasm of the muscles caused by sleeping in an uncomfortable position
  • Doing activities you are not used to

    Other causes

  • Being overweight
  • Pregnancy
  • Incorrect lifting techniques
  • A disc between the base of the spine moving out of position or pressing on a nerve

    Common back problems

  •  Pain of the upper or lower back
  •  Pain spreading from the back of the thigh to the ankle (sciatica)

    Back problems can be prevented by

  • Keeping active
  •  Keeping to a healthy weight
  •  Lifting heavy weights correctly – crouch down, straighten knees and keep your back straight

    Treatment at home

  • Massage the painful area; apply heat
  • Take painkillers
  •  Exercise gently

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