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.

About back pain

We answer a few frequently asked questions about back pain.

Understanding back pain

Four out of five adults will experience some type of back pain. Here’s a look at the different types of back pain.

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 at risk of back pain.

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.

SEE: How pain is measured

It's never fun when you're in pain but how do you explain the intensity of it to your doctor? We take a look at the pain scale.

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.

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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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