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Back to back


Having read your article Back to Basics (NCE 10 October) it seems to be making a mountain out of molehill of back pain.

The basic problem stems from the evolutionary process of adopting a posture creating compression in the spine. The best cure is to hang from a beam preferably by ones toes.

This may not be practical in an office.

Having suffered back pain in the past I offer this method of relief, to be carried out immediately pain is experienced: Lie down on a hard floor; pull knees up to the chest; roll from one side to side until relief is felt. Repeat as necessary.

HD Osborn (M), 15, Cowal View, Gourock PA19 1EX

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