Healthy backs: information on how to deal with back pain
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It is estimated that 80% of adults will experience back pain at some stage in their life. By taking simple measures, such as exercise and readjusting your posture you can reduce the chance of developing back pain.
It goes without saying that at some stage in our lives we will all experience physical aches and pains, perhaps in our backs or other parts of our body. The way we sit, stand, bend and run can all affect the joints, ligaments and muscles in our body.
Many people encounter stressful situations daily. Mental and emotional stress can cause both short and long term injury to your back caused by tension build up. When we are emotionally or mentally stressed our neck and back muscles tense up, constricting the blood flow through to the vessels. In the short term, this tension build up can just result in temporary discomfort in your back.