Back Pain

About backache

Learn more about back pain causes and backache pain including the latest treatment methods, relief options like medications and surgery and common symptoms of back pain and spine ailments.

Prevent golfer's back pain

If golf's your game, your score may not be your only handicap. Every time you take a swing or haul your golf bag across the fairway, you're putting strain on your back.

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.

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.

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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.

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