Do you frequently wish that you didn’t have to feel the gardening from the day before?
Well, as of right now, you’re in good company; 4 out of 5 South African’s suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, it is a problem for 540 million people globally and is one of the most common reasons for missing work.
An article in the medical journal, The Lancet, commented that the treatment prescribed for back pain is often a waste of time and that significant health resources are being wasted. The article details the overuse of inappropriate treatments stating that a high proportion of patients are treated in emergency rooms, encouraged to rest and stop work, are commonly referred for scans or surgery, or are prescribed painkillers (including opioids).
Turns out that most back pain is the result of simple every day strains or sprains. We lift heavy boxes, carry our entire lives in our purses and hunch over our desks without giving it another thought; it’s part of life, right? But thing is, our bodies are not designed for this. According to Todd Sinett, co-author of The Truth About Back Pain, some seemingly insignificant everyday habits can take a big toll on your back over time. The good news is that the prognosis is excellent. Scans are rarely needed, and bed rest is not helpful.
There is strong evidence that keeping active is important in recovery. In fact, prolonged bed rest is associated with higher levels of pain, greater disability, poorer recovery, and longer absence from work.
Fedhealth has an established programme for qualifying members suffering from back and neck problems.
Call 0860 002 153 – follow the prompts to the Disease Management Programme and select the Conservative Back and Neck Rehabilitation Programme, or send an email to email@example.com for more information.
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