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Is good posture overrated as a reason for back pain?

Are you tired of being told to sit up straight and fix your posture to avoid back pain? Well, you may be surprised to learn that good posture may not be as important as we once thought. For ages, bad posture has been vilified. It has been directly assumed to be the...
Back pain – ‘Bad’ posture is not the villain

Back pain – ‘Bad’ posture is not the villain

We have probably all suffered a bout of back pain in our lifetimes, more commonly in adulthood. Usually, it is a one-off. However, back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. For 25% of people who develop back pain, it can become persistent, disabling and...
Top 10 tips to a healthier back

Top 10 tips to a healthier back

Remember that prevention is better than cure -follow the 20:20 rule: every 20 minutes move for 20 seconds When you experience back pain, try to continue your normal activities as much as you can When in pain keep active and take over the counter medication (always...
15 things you didn’t know about back pain

15 things you didn’t know about back pain

Scientific research in the area of back pain has progressed in recent times and it is challenging widespread beliefs held about the condition that seems to plague so many people. Back pain is common and normal Eighty percent of people will experience an episode of...
Advice for back pain issues in the workplace

Advice for back pain issues in the workplace

Here is a list of simple do’s and don’ts from the HSE that will help you deal with back pain issues in the workplace. For more information please contact Nigel Mann 01534 490312 at The Jersey Sports & Spinal Clinic. Q. What can I do to help a worker...