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.

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.

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.

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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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