The Twinge !!

Good morning everyone.

When you woke up this morning, stretched and started another working day. Did any of you feel that “twinge“? Can you believe that as much as 80% of us will suffer from some sort of back pain within our lifetime. 86% of Irish patients feel that back pain has a detrimental effect on the quality of their lives. 41% of Irish patients feel depressed or anxious as a result of their back pain. So keep back problems at bay! My top tip: Gentle daily stretches around the gluteal muscles will help loosen the tight contracted muscles holding your back tight.

If you suffer from significant back pain and are receiving treatment, always check with your practitioner:

Is it okay to stay active and continue your daily activities – don’t presume you have to stop all activity.
Should you minimise the time you spend resting in bed – don’t presume bed rest is the solution it may make your back pain worse.

Gavin.

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