Men’s health week

Back pain

Back pain

Back pain is the biggest cause of disability in the UK and was highlighted as a key issue for concern in our automotive industry survey.

It is estimated that 8 out of 10 people in the UK will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain is the most common but it can affect people anywhere along the spine from the neck to the buttocks.

It’s important to look after your back to avoid associated pain. Strengthening the muscles with daily back exercises or low-impact activities such as swimming or yoga is a great way to keep your back fit and flexible.

If you sit at a desk all day, make sure to set up your workspace correctly to reduce the risk of straining your back, and if you need to lift a heavy object, remember to bend from the knees. For more advice on looking after your back check out this informative guide from the NHS and try not to fall for the common back pain myths! However, see a specialist if your back pain is ongoing or chronic.