6 ways to help tackle back pain

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1 Ex­cess weight can make back pain worse for some peo­ple. It’s cer­tainly an­other in­cen­tive if you’ve been think­ing about los­ing weight.

2Check that your shoes aren’t worn down as this can af­fect your pos­ture.

3 If your work in­volves sit­ting for long pe­ri­ods, get up reg­u­larly to have a walk around. Try not to sit for more than 30 min­utes at a time, and try to take a stroll at lunchtime.

4 Try a com­bined ap­proach, us­ing phar­macy-strength pain re­lief, with drug-free so­lu­tions and small life­style changes. Visit your lo­cal Lloyd­sphar­macy for pain re­lief ad­vice tai­lored to your needs.

5Iden­tify your trig­gers and symp­toms by us­ing a pain diary. Pick up your FREE pain diary at your lo­cal Lloyd­sphar­macy. It’s full of ad­vice and sup­port to help you take con­trol of your pain.

6Many peo­ple swear by heat wraps to ease an aching back – th­ese re­duce in­flam­ma­tion and soothe pain. Try Ther­ma­care Heatwraps, £8.99,* avail­able from Lloyd­sphar­macy.

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