Ten Tips for Back Care [INFOGRAPHIC]

Read these tips to take good care of your back and if you have any back pain, be sure to see your osteopath for help.

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Ten Tips for back care

  1. Hours in one position can cause problems – avoid ‘computer hump’
  2. Pace yourself with heavy work like gardening – don’t risk a disc!
  3. Adjust car seats and on long journeys take regular breaks to stretch
  4. During repetitive tasks, vary your rhythm and take frequent breaks
  5. During pregnancy osteopathy may help your body adjust to changes
  6. Watch children’s posture – they shouldn’t carry bags on one shoulder
  7. Avoid strain when lifting, particularly small children and shopping
  8. Your bed could be part of the problem – seek osteopathic advice on choosing a new one
  9. Exercise regularly – your osteopath can advise what may work best for you
  10. For back pain, better to see your osteopath sooner rather than later
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