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In the Garden

A day in the garden can be very rewarding but going 'whole hog' to get a bed planted up or to bend over pricking out hundreds of seedlings can casue us to have stiffeness in the low back when we come to stand up.

One-sided activaties such as digging or sweeping leaves can cause us to use our bodies asymetrically and thereby cause us to twist ourselves. Over-use of muscles on one side of the body can lead to a postural imbalance resulting in pain and discomfort.

Lifting of heavy objects such as rocks or garden ornaments should be approached with caution and it is always best to get help.

A recent high quality study has demonstrated that paracetamol is no better than a placebo in treating acute episodes of low back pain.
Drivers who fail to wear seatbelts correctly are at risk of injury according to the British Osteopathic Association (BOA). While most people are fully aware that wearing a seatbelt saves lives, the majority are not aware that the way they sit in a car plays a huge part in their personal safety.
15 MILLION DRIVERS AT RISK OF WHIPLASH DUE TO BAD SEATING POSITIONS