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Posture can ease back pain

21st August 2008

A team of UK researchers has found that long-term back pain can be relieved through encouraging sufferers to adopt good posture.

In findings published in the British Medical Journal, the researchers from universities in Bristol and Southampton recommended using the Alexander technique, which teaches patients how to sit, stand and walk in a way that relieves pain by focusing on their coordination and posture. Back pain affects about half the population and is the second biggest cause of sick leave in the UK.

 

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Article Information

Title: Posture can ease back pain
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 7932
Date Added: 21st Aug 2008

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