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29 November 2010

It's a pain in the back

Is backache the bane of your existence? Here are some tips to help you prevent and treat it.

Most people will experience backache at some stage in their lives and men are particularly prone to this painful condition. It may be intermittent, continuous or chronic and can involve muscle spasms and sharp, shooting pains radiating all the way to the knee, ankle and foot. But don’t despair, there are many things you can do to prevent and treat backache.

• Trauma to the back, for example from a fall, a heavy blow or a sports injury.

 
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