6 ways to help tackle back pain
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.