Back pain is extremely common and most of us will experience it in our lifetime. It is usually a symptom of stress caused to the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the back caused by poor posture, bending incorrectly, twisting the back or lifting a heavy object.
- Back pain may manifest itself as an ache, tension or stiffness in their back
How can I manage back pain?
Gentle exercise such as walking or swimming can help relieve pain and painkillers are also effective. Ongoing pain may need further support such as physiotherapy.
Ask your pharmacist for more advice