Earlier this week the Daily Mail published an article which asked for advice on treating back pain from a registered osteopath.
Antonia Boulton revealed six ways in which those suffering from back ache can help to alleviate the pain, using methods aside from painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and other stronger varieties. Numerous research trials have even found that painkillers do not improve pain levels of people suffering, nor do they improve recovery time, sleep or quality of life.
Sooth your back pain while also being pampered
Those who have sustained a repetitive strain injury, which is most commonly seen in the upper body, can seek relief in a regular massage with an experienced therapist, such as those at our Yorkshire spa
. We offer a variety of massages ranging from back relief treatments to deep tissue muscle massages, and our therapists will be able to advise on which is most suited to you.
To ease this same issue, the osteopath also recommends trying to adapt and balance the movement of your body throughout the day to ensure that your body is not taking all of the strain on one side. Certain stretches, and strengthening of the core muscles can also help those who are experiencing trouble with a sore back.
People experiencing back pain due to periods are also advised in the article to exercise, which those visiting Titanic Spa can do either in our gym or swimming pool. Not only this, but once finished, it is possible to relax and soothe your muscles by using our leisure facilities, such as the poolside sauna and steam room.
Back pain is thought to affect 80 per cent of people at least once in their lifetime, but there are a number of solutions that can help alleviate this
, such as those above, without the use of painkillers, which many wish to avoid. It is always recommended to seek advice from your GP if you have back pain.
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