These five exercises can cure your bad back for good - News Summed Up

These five exercises can cure your bad back for good


Strength work is precisely what back pain sufferers should be doing to improve their condition ALAMYBritain’s back pain problem has reached crisis point. Up to nine million people are estimated to suffer and one in seven GP appointments are for muscle and nerve problems, the majority of which occur in the back. According to the charity Back Care, the economic cost is about £37 million a day and for many, any “cure” — from painkillers to Pilates — is worth a try. Yet a series of papers published in The Lancet last month warned that most treatments are at best useless, at worst harmful, with pointless — and expensive — scans, drugs, surgery and injections being prescribed to millions. Obesity and sedentary lifestyles are believed to be among the causes of back pain, and it turns out that exercise is…


Source: The Times April 16, 2018 15:56 UTC


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