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5 Back Pain article(s) found.

Danger! Gardening back pain

Heave hoe! In the springtime, when people are venturing into their gardens for the first time since the autumn, they are faced with a multitude of jobs that lie ahead. This can be for some especially hazardous with tasks such as digging, mowing, weeding and pruning.  By making a few small changes in the way … Continued

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Nice guidelines for Osteoarthritis - exercise should be 'core treatment'

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Exercise is a core treatment in managing osteoarthritis, according to updated NICE guidance on the condition. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, with around 1 million people seeing their GP about it every year. It accounts for 115,000 hospital admissions in the UK each year. The condition can affect people’s ability to undertake … Continued

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Lower back and buttock pain

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Lower back and buttock pain, often accompanied by restriction of movement, is a frequent presenting symptom to GP’s and physiotherapists. It can occur in individuals with a sedentary life style, and can often present in the “aging athlete”. Paul Carter, specialist physiotherapist at Physio2go in St. Albans, explores the role of general fitness and Pilates … Continued

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Ergonomics: Posture and Joint Health

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Don’t move… as you sit reading this article, stop for a second and take note of your posture and positioning. Are you slumped in a soft sofa or are you sitting bolt upright at a table? Are you leaning on your elbow or crumpled forwards? We all take for granted that our body will survive … Continued

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Back Pain: Common Causes and Treatment Strategies

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Back pain is one of the most common of all injuries seen by healthcare practitioners. The most common causes are poor posture, injury and overuse. In this article, Mark Adshead, specialist physiotherapist at Physio2go St. Albans, reviews the common causes of back pain in the home gardener. Mark reviews choices in treatment, and how back injury … Continued

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