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3 ways to reduce back pain

It would be lovely if you could go to a therapist, lie down and 'get your spine clicked back into place' but in truth, that doesn't happen. Sure, manipulation can make you feel better for a short while, but in the long term it doesnt help at all.

So what does?

Well, the first thing to know is that most back pain, generally speaking, is our own fault. We allow our backs to get weak, stiff and perhaps most importantly, we misuse our spines; we sit badly, bend badly and lift badly. The joints and ligaments and muscles of our spines suffer stress for years upon end until they finally have had enough and send notice of their unhappiness in the form of pain.

But we can undo much of this! Strengthening the back, particularly improving endurance will help. Exercises to improve our range of motion and therefore our joint health will help. Finally, changing the patterns of movement so that our backs don't suffer constant strain through poor sitting and standing postures, dangerous lifting patterns and postures will complete the picture of a healthy and happy spine.

The great thing about this approach is that if you are prepared to put in the hard work, you can achieve a healthy, painfree spine on a long term basis.

  • How long do you have to keep fit and flexible?
  • How long must you bend and lift and sit properly?
  • How long do you want to be painfree?

If you are interested in working towards a healthy spine, we can help you get BACK IN ACTION!

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