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Physio Back FAQs


Yes, 90% of people will experience back pain at least once in their life (and make full recovery!).
Research shows 50% of back pain sufferers are involved in manual/heavy jobs. However 50% of back pain suffers have sitting or stationary jobs.
Heavy manual work · Repeated bending/lifting, especially if twisting or holding a load is involved. · Prolonged “Stoop” standing · Prolonged sitting at a desk especially if a poor posture.
Because it causes what physiotherapist term as “mechanical pain”. In simple terms sitting, especially if unsupported / slouching greatly increases the stretch and loading of the soft tissues of the back (the discs and ligaments). This sustained stretch can eventually lead to pain.
· Regular breaks from sitting · A work place/ergonomic assessment · Back exercises · Advice from a physiotherapist