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Spinal cord injury: First aid

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is always a medical emergency as it could lead to chronic painful conditions, permanent paralysis or even death.

The causes of back problems

Your back is one of those things you take for granted. It must just do its job. Until one day you wake up and you can hardly move.

Back pain

Back pain can occur at any point along the spine, but the most common site is the lower back. The most common causes of back pain are sprains, strains and minor injuries.

A pain in the back

Back pain is all too common for many people. The good news is that most cases of low back pain can be healed within eight to 12 weeks by using simple self-care measures.

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Susan qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1990, and completed her master’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2013 at the University of Pretoria. She has a special interest in human biomechanics, as well as the interaction between domestic and work-related ergonomics. Read more here.

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