Backache

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This is your back speaking

Most people just take their backs for granted – until they start playing up, that is. Nothing is quite as incapacitating as a severe backache. Or as painful.

Golfers, protect your backs

Golf is often touted as a good way to get some exercise, enjoy a beautiful summer's day and have some fun. But, as with any sport, players need to be careful to avoid injuries.

Beat those back-op blues

Are you recovering from a back operation? Then exercise is essential for you. But it is important that you don't overdo things.

Back to basics

You bench-press, carry crates of wine, bear partners across thresholds and still expect your back to operate without complaint.

Getting back to the garden

It's time to give your garden a long-overdue makeover. But before you give in to planting mania, take a few minutes to consider your back.

From back garden to back pain

Before you give in to planting mania this summer, take a few minutes to consider your back. Pulling weeds, raking a lawn or digging a hole can strain the back in painful ways.

Get down to back basics

Do you suffer from lower back pain? You're in good company – at least 80% of people will suffer from this condition at some point in their lives.

Be back alert

Most people just take their backs for granted – until they start playing up, that is. Nothing is quite as incapacitating as a severe backache. Or as painful.

From back garden to backache

Before you give in to planting mania this spring, take a few minutes to consider your back. Pulling weeds, raking a lawn or digging a hole can strain the back in painful ways.

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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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