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Top tips to avoid back pain By Friarswood Clinic on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 | Friarswood Physiotherapy Clinic

Exercise and activity are the most important ways of helping yourself if you have back pain
Keep moving and continue with activities such as walking or swimming
Paracetamol or similar pain-killers, taken as advised by your GP or physio, can help you keep moving comfortably
Avoid sitting for too long when driving or at work
Gently stretch to prevent stiffness
Take care when lifting, bending your hips and knees to use the power in your legs
Check your posture when using computers/games or watching television
Check the mattress on your bed to ensure it supports you properly
Don’t smoke – it impairs your circulation, which affects how quickly your body can recover
Strengthen your trunk muscles as this may help to protect your back
Make sure your car seat and office chair are adjusted correctly and support your back
Eat a healthy diet and exercise, as being overweight can be a cause of back pain
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