Back pain

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How to move: with chronic back pain
Exercise is critical for the millions of people who live with chronic back pain. But how can you do it safely and effectively?

Manuela Callari

03, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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A third of middle-aged UK adults have at least two chronic health issues – study
Childhood poverty and health issues before adulthood all factors in decline in mid-life wellbeing

Rachel Hall

27, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘I struggle every day with the loss of my former life’: what it’s like to live with chronic pain
Long Covid is highlighting conditions that have been around much longer than the pandemic. Ten readers share their experiences

Rachel Obordo, Caroline Bannock and Guardian readers

29, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sufferers of chronic pain have long been told it’s all in their head. We now know that’s wrong
There’s a growing realisation that pain can be a disease in and of itself – and the pandemic could be making it worse

Linda Geddes

28, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Don’t freak out!’ Why keeping calm and carrying on exercising can help back pain
When it hurts to walk, bend or even sit, it’s tempting to lie down until your spine sorts itself out. But moving can be the key to getting better

Amy Fleming

30, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘It’s all about the cracking noise’: the unlikely cult of the online chiropractor
Back pain has become rife in lockdown. But that’s not the only reason chiropractors are being hailed as YouTube influencers – there’s a horror movie thrill, too

Paula Cocozza

06, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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What my agonising back pain taught me about coronavirus complacency | Emma Brockes
When I relaxed and forgot about pilates, I was struck down. There’s a cautionary tale in there somewhere, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

28, Aug, 2020 @9:56 AM

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Home office ergonomics: how to work from home without breaking your back
Keeping your eyes up, moving often and making sure your spine is supported are some of the keys to a healthy workspace – and they don’t require expensive equipment

Natalie Parletta

22, Apr, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Sleep and exercise down, back pain and TV up in UK lockdown
Survey finds a third eating less healthily, but TV figures suggest daily surge for PE With Joe

Esther Addley and Jim Waterson

07, Apr, 2020 @3:19 PM

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I didn’t love Taika Waititi’s movie, but I feel his shoulder – and back, and neck – pain | Hadley Freeman
After the director picked up his Oscar for Jojo Rabbit, he launched into the most powerful speech I’ve ever heard

Hadley Freeman

22, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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What can doctors do for your back pain? Not as much as you can | Ranjana Srivastava
Opioids don’t work. Surgery and injections rarely do, and scans are unnecessary. Better to get moving

Ranjana Srivastava

03, Feb, 2020 @3:27 AM

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'Pilates-changed-my-life’ stories are annoying… but it did
Over three years the exercise regime took Rachel Cooke from terrible back pain to new levels of fitness. But it was a lot harder than she expected

Rachel Cooke

01, Dec, 2019 @12:00 PM

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