Back pain is common, with eight out of ten of us experiencing it at some point. Most episodes of back pain will settle in four to six weeks with minimal rest and continued activity. There is excellent information and advice regarding back pain at www.nhs.uk.
Your GP, pharmacist, NHS 111 and / or Physio Direct service (for those eligible) may also be valuable sources of support if you have any additional concerns.
When completing computer based work it is important to set up your display screen equipment correctly to help avoid musculoskeletal aches and pains associated with computer use. See the Health and Safety Executive website for more information on DSE users.
“If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented. Find out how you could benefit from being more physically active.” www.nhs.uk/livewell/fitness
Are you getting enough exercise? Click here to find out.
Desk based at work? Ensure you get out of the office for a walk in your breaks and try workstation or office exercises to prevent of relieve muscular discomfort.
Looking for inspiration on your lunch break? Why not try this exercise circuit designed by physiotherapists to get you moving: