Here are ten simple stretches that you can do to help relieve back pain. Everyone can benefit from stretching the soft tissues - the muscles, ligaments and tendons - in the back, legs, buttock, and around the spine. The spinal column and its contiguous muscles, ligaments and tendons are all designed to move, and limitations in this motion can make back pain worse.
People with ongoing back pain may find it takes many weeks, or months of stretching to mobilize the spine and soft tissues, but will find that sustained relief of back pain will usually follow the increase in motion. Read more
Traditionally, beds have been viewed as furniture, and marketed in an extremely visual way by retailers. Terms such as orthopaedic have been introduced by the bed manufacturers, which, in fact, has very little meaning as to the performance of the mattress incorporated in the bed, other than to suggest some form of medical benefit. To date, there has been little or no medical research on sleep surfaces in the form of randomised controlled clinical trials anywhere in the world. Read more