Tips for cutting the risk of experiencing back pain

30 March 2012

People who make more of an effort in their lives to maintain a good posture should be able to limit their chances of suffering from back pain.

Adam Dallison, an osteopath and inventor of PosturePlast, believes that the majority of injuries to this part of the body can be avoided by altering how an individual stands and sits.

In this regard, people should always try to keep their body upright when on their feet, while the back is recommended to stay straight when in a seated position.

"It also helps if you have a good supportive mattress and do gentle exercise, which will help to prevent excess weight gain," Mr Dallison also advised.

For those who suffer from back pain, the expert explained that taking part in exercises which does not involve impact is best to treat the injury, with back strokes during swimming a good example.

"It's good to keep muscles such as ham strings, the pelvis and spine supple, which can be achieved by very gentle stretching," Mr Dallison concluded.

Back Pain Expert recently reported that four out of every five adults aged 16 or over in the UK will at one point in their lives suffer from back pain.

Posted by Edward Bartel

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