Back pain is extremely common and most of us will experience it in our lifetime. It is usually a symptom of stress caused to the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the back caused by poor posture, bending incorrectly, twisting the back or lifting a heavy object.
- Back pain may manifest itself as an ache, tension or stiffness in their back
How can I manage back pain?
Gentle exercise such as walking or swimming can help relieve pain and painkillers are also effective. Ongoing pain may need further support such as physiotherapy.