Here are thirteen facts about back pain that you may not know.
1. Back pain costs the NHS approximately £12.3 billion per year on back pain related costs, with £1.6 billion spent on treatments.
2. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, it is the second most common reason for visits to your GP.
3. Most back pain cases are mechanical and non-organic which basically means it’s NOT caused by a serious condition, but rather from poor posture and poor use of your body.
4. Low back pain is the second most reason to visit to your GP.
5. Back pain is the most frequent cause of limited activity in people younger than 45 years old.
6. Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. 30% of those will have recurring problems.
7. Most back pain goes away on its own, whether or not you treat it with medication or other therapies.
8. According to the Office for National Statistics, almost 31million work days were lost in the UK in 2016 due to musculoskeletal problems and back pain.
9. Bed rest is NOT helpful for the back pain.
10. Exercise is good and safe for back pain.
11. Maintaining a healthy weight will help prevent back pain.
12. Surgery is rarely needed for back pain.
13. Your back is stronger than you think.
via Daily Prompt: Original
This is a copy of the ‘original’ blog post I wrote on the myths and facts on how to deal with Back Pain back in January 2011, and nothing much has changed since then !!!!!
Always sit up straight to prevent back pain.
Slouching is bad but sitting too straight and too still for too long can be a strain on your back. Move around often and walk around.
Lifting heavy objects hurts your back.
It’s the way you lift it that can cause back pain. Always bend your knees with legs slightly apart.
Stay in bed until your back pain goes away.
Resting can help an acute injury or strain but a day or two in bed can make your back pain worse.
Back pain is always caused by an injury.
Disc degeneration, injuries, diseases, infections and even inherited conditions can cause back pain.
Skinny people don’t get back pain.
Anyone can get back pain.
Exercise is bad for your back.
Regular exercise prevents back pain.
A super firm mattress is best for your back.
A medium to firm mattress rated as 5.6 gave less pain than firmer ones rated 2.3.
Apart from the pain from disc pain many sufferers also have problems with their feet. Pain from arthritis, pain from a disc, pain from plantar fasciitis is common and these orthotic insoles are known for helping this type of pain. Any type of back pain relief to someone in severe pain can only be an advantage.
Foot Orthotic Insoles are contoured to improve the foot to function correctly and eliminate pain.They are designed to support and help re-align an over pronating foot, which is the main cause of many foot conditions including Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Feet, Painful Arches, Shin Splints, Over Pronation, Ankle Pain, Heel Spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, Bunions, Metatarsalgia, Aching Legs, Knee Pain and Lower Back problems.
The full length Version are designed for shoes, trainers and boots which feature removable insoles. They can also be trimmed with scissors to fit the shoe, should they be too long.