At Home

When we have back pain, sometimes activities around the house and garden can be difficult for us. If we’re having an acute episode of pain then it makes sense to reduce what we do in the short term until we are able to move more confidently and get back to our normal tasks.

Sometimes provocative tasks involve ones when we are lifting and bending, such as lifting children, hoovering the carpet or weeding the flower bed.If these do provoke you, then reduce them for a while before slowly building them back into your life again. It’s important for the health of the back that it moves well in all directions: long term avoidance of movements and load is not recommended.