Back pain: no longer a pain in the back?

Do you suffer from back pain? You’re not the only one – eight million people in the UK suffer from chronic back pain and most people are affected by it at some point in their life.

Recent research has revealed that back pain is most likely to strike before lunchtime, as tiredness makes us three times more at risk. Researchers have found that around 40 per cent of sprain and strains occur between 8am and 11am; this may be due to spinal discs swelling with fluid overnight, therefore making them more susceptible to stresses when loaded.

Even if you spend much of the day sat at a desk, you’re still at risk. To avoid back pain, make sure you’re sitting correctly (upright, no slouching!) and be sure to take regular breaks and walk around. Not only can this divert future back problems, it can also help you get some much needed exercise and help to clear you mind before starting your next task.

Another way to ease existing back problems is to try yoga or Pilates. These exercises can relieve discomfort in your lower back and strengthen the area, along with numerous other health and wellbeing benefits.

Finally, you might want to seek the help of magnets by trying TrionZ, the leading sports health bracelet. Medically certified, the Trion:Z range could help alleviate back pain by increasing the flow of blood to the affected area. Magnetic therapy can also prevent muscle spasms that cause pain and can even interfere with nerve cells to prevent them from transmitting pain to the brain. Trion:Z isn’t limited to people with back pain – it can also help reduce symptoms of conditions such as arthritis, tennis elbow and osteoporosis. You can check out their products range and further information on www.trionz.co.uk

Remember, there’s no back-up for a poorly treated back.