Backache

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Backache facts you need to know

Nothing is quite as incapacitating as a severe backache. Or as painful. So how much do you know about your back? Read the following facts and find out.

Straighten up

Two billion rand – that’s what back pain costs South Africa every year. A back just doesn’t get appreciated until it plays up. Here's how to protect your spine.

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.

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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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