Bad Backs in Children

Back pain in children is common. About half of school age children report back aches at some time. Poor school chairs are often to blame. In this video Matthew talks to BBC’s Newsround about the importance of good chairs at school.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plAb9UIcm_E

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Richard talks to Daily Mail

Our very own Dr Richard Hollis, talks to the Daily Mail about chairs and gadgets to protect your back. He says ‘Contrary to popular belief, most back injuries happen due to inactivity, rather than excessive activity.’The discs between each vertebra in your back have no blood supply of their own, but rely on movement to maintain their health, he explains

‘Each minute movement of the body allows them to suck in fluid and secrete waste products. If you don’t move, then the discs can become compressed, triggering damage and back pain.

‘If your back, neck or shoulders ache after sitting too long in one position, this is due to a build-up of lactic acid,’ he adds. Lactic acid is a waste product released into the muscles, which can cause them to ache. Continue reading “Richard talks to Daily Mail”