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Help relieve back pain with better posture

If you suffer from back pain or just have a sore back, you may be suffering from posture-related back pain. Not all lower back pain symptoms or sore back symptoms are related to how you sit or carry yourself, but you can help relieve problems by managing your posture correctly.1 One of the most common areas to experience back pain is in your lower back – this is where most of the body’s weight sits when you’re in a chair and where a lot of people put unnecessary pressure when they have poor posture.

Several symptoms of a sore back related to posture are:

  • The pain tends to flare up when you sit in a bad position for a long period of time
  • The pain doesn’t radiate; it sits in your spine
  • Headaches due to a build-up on tension in the upper back, neck and shoulders2

Tips to reduce your lower back pain

If you’re looking for sore back pain relief, there are several ways you can manage your symptoms. The first is to adjust your posture. You can manage your sore back by walking, moving around or lying down on a firm surface. You can also do exercises designed to manage your back pain effectively and help improve your posture when sitting, relaxing or working.3

Reduce your lower back pain symptoms by:

  • Sitting properly
  • Managing the height of your office chair and the position of your computer screen
  • Ensuring your keyboard and mouse are properly aligned4

You need to ensure that your office furniture is carefully lined up and positioned so you don’t put undue pressure on your sore back.5

You should also avoid the following to minimise your back pain:

  • Slouching
  • Over-curving your back or sticking out your bottom
  • Having an overly flat back
  • Leaning on one leg
  • Hunching over your desk or mobile device
  • Poking your chin out6

You can use Panadol ActiFast to help ease lower back pain symptoms and the ache in your sore back fast. For tough pain try Panadol Extra Advance, formulated with caffeine & Optizorb technology. The ingredients in Panadol Extra Advance tablets can provide up to 37% more powerful pain relief than standard paracetamol tablets to relieve tough back pain. If you’re struggling with back pain and it lasts longer than two weeks you should see your GP.

Panadol contains Paracetamol. Always read the label/leaflet

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1. Common Posture Mistakes and Fixes – Exercise, NHS. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/common-posture-mistakes-and-fixes/; Accessed 10/11/2020. Referenced in highlighted source PDF.

2. 10 Headache Triggers. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/headaches/10-headache-triggers/; Accessed 10/11/2020. Referenced in highlighted source PDF.

3. Common Posture Mistakes and Fixes – Exercise, NHS. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/common-posture-mistakes-and-fixes/; Accessed 14/10/2020. Referenced in highlighted source PDF.

4. Back Pain At Work, NHS. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/back-pain-at-work/; Accessed 03/03/2020. Referenced in highlighted source PDF.

5. Back Pain At Work, NHS. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/back-pain-at-work/; Accessed 03/03/2020. Referenced in highlighted source PDF.

6. Common Posture Mistakes and Fixes, NHS. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/common-posture-mistakes-and-fixes/; Accessed 03/03/2020. Referenced in highlighted source PDF.