When backache strikes

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When a backache due to a muscle spasm strikes, our first thought is to keep as still as possible. However, experts warn it is never advisable to stop moving just because your back hurts.

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Studies have shown that people who take to their beds with backache take longest to recover. Avoid bed-rest and continue normal activities as much as possible to work through it faster.

At least 95 percent of muscular backaches resolve within six weeks, with no specific treatment. But if the pain is really severe, something else could be afoot and you should consult your GP.

Great, basic stretches that stop back pain

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