Backache

Good posture

Slouching a real back-breaker

Your mother was right after all. The effects of bad posture can be debilitating. We take a look at what it actually does to your body and what you can do about it.

No more slouching and slumping

You slouch behind your desk, slump in your car and sack out in front of the TV . Then you expect three frantic gym sessions per week to give you good posture. Get real.

Tips for a healthy back

What do teachers, sales assistants, dentists and factory workers have in common? They spend long hours on their feet at work every day. And could all develop serious back problems.

Prevent backache now

Taking a few basic precautions can help prevent backache, according to a press release in aid of back awareness from Medi-Clinic.

How to sit for a healthy back

Some work is best done sitting, so the chair is and will remain, a firm part of office life. Here's how to take care of your back while sitting.

Sitting pretty

Between driving, working at the computer and watching TV, experts estimate that we spend in excess of nine hours in the seated position.

Drive your back to health

Driving is becoming a major cause for back complaints in South Africa as more people are forced to spend an increasing amount of time behind the wheel.

Good posture, healthier spine

Look down and take note of how you're sitting in front of your computer. Bad posture? Try to get it right before World Spine Day (16 October). We've got some exercises for you.

Good posture for efficient functioning

Efficient functioning of the body, better known as good posture, requires a state of balance and tone in the body in both the resting position and in motion, with the maximum freedom combined with stability. Here's how to achieve it.

load more

Ask the Expert

Backache expert

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.

Still have a question?

Get free advice from our panel of experts

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

* You must accept our condition

Forum Rules