10 Top Tips To Avoid Back Pain When Flying

10 Top Tips To Avoid Back Pain When Flying

If you suffer from back pain, the hours spent cramped in an airline seat can be agony. Hand luggage can be heavy and awkward getting into overhead lockers. When you arrive at your destination you have to deal with hauling heavy bags off the luggage carousel and dragging them thought the airport an into a…

Tips To Take Your Mind Off Back Pain

Tips To Take Your Mind Off Back Pain

Would you be surprised to learn that the pain in your back reflects your general wellbeing? In fact, your pain threshold is not fixed at all and you can take control of it. Research into back pain shows that the ‘usual suspects’ of posture or weak core muscles aren’t as important as once thought. Like…

Is Ice Or Heat Better For Back Pain?

Is Ice Or Heat Better For Back Pain?

Ice therapy can help with back pain or another injury like a sprained ankle if applied early enough. After a couple of days, heat can be more beneficial – here’s why… If back pain comes on suddenly with lifting or bending, for example, it is often due to a vertebral joint sprain which causes muscle…

Best Exercises For Back Pain Relief

Best Exercises For Back Pain Relief

If you’re suffering from back pain, it’s important to try to stay active and resume your normal activities. But you have to know what is going to make things better and what is going to make things worse. There are several ways to stay active safely whilst suffering from back pain – and there are…

Low Impact Exercise For Bad Backs And Knees

Low Impact Exercise For Bad Backs And Knees

A good workout doesn’t have to include jumping or jogging to be effective. In fact, high impact exercises can be jarring on the body or joints, placing you at greater risk of injuries. If it’s right for you, low impact exercises can improve your fitness and health, without causing harm to your joints. Who benefits…

How to help your kids get the right posture

How to help your kids get the right posture

As students worldwide return to school, it’s likely many will be e-learning in some capacity for hours each day on their digital devices. While our devices can be fantastic tools for entertainment and education, the postural effects are something all parents should be aware of. For many students, e-learning may increase neck, mid-back, and low…

The Challenge of Chronic Pain – and the Solution

The Challenge of Chronic Pain – and the Solution

We have all experienced pain at one time or another, but for those with chronic pain the experience is never-ending and it changes everything. Chronic pain affects more than two-fifths of the UK population, meaning that around 28 million adults are living in a constant state of discomfort and agony. It is more common in…

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What Causes Low Back Pain?

Low back pain is the number one reason people worldwide visit their doctor and miss work. If you’ve dealt with it in the past (or maybe even right now), you know back pain can change your life in an instant. Not being able to enjoy hobbies, difficulty in your ability to work, and a sneaking…

Poor sleep leads to back pain

Poor sleep leads to back pain

New research says that poor sleep contributes to back pain. The study looked at what factors caused people to seek medical care for back pain. Poor sleep was top of the list. Most people have the odd sleepless night but for some, poor sleep can cause more back pain. Here we explain why sleep helps…

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Video: Why does back pain return and how to prevent it

Back pain is recurrent. Back pain episodes often get worse the longer the problem is unresolved. The back can go again and again until it becomes a real problem limiting daily activities sport and work. These three easy steps can prevent back pain and make your back strong again. Back pain does not have to…