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Did you know that?…

In a 1988 study by the British Holistic Medical Association of those suffering from chronic pain, they preferred the Alexander Technique as their favourite approach to long-term pain relief.

Back strains and sprains are the most common cause of back pain. You can injure muscles, tendons, or ligaments by lifting something too heavy or not lifting safely. Some people strain their back by sneezing, coughing, twisting, or bending over.

Scans are only needed when a serious condition is suspected (cancer, fracture, infection), and only 1% of all back pain worldwide. Scans will constantly show something, which is poorly linked to back pain. Many of these findings are common in people without pain.

In the same way that a person can get a sore knee after doing an unaccustomed activity, people can get back pain when they lift something awkward or something that they aren’t used to. The key thing is practice and letting your body get used to different loads and weights.

Pain can be turned up by many factors: physical, psychological, health, lifestyle, and social factors. This means that you may feel more pain when you move or try to do something, even though you are not damaging your back.

There is extraordinarily convincing evidence that keeping active and returning to all usual activities gradually is important in aiding recovery. Surgery is rarely an option for back pain. A non-surgical option, which includes activity/exercise, should always come first.

Source: NHS


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