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Thread #95163   Message #1848544
Posted By: lady penelope
02-Oct-06 - 03:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: Back problems - please give weird help
Subject: RE: BS: Back problems - please give wierd help

No, really, go see a professional who can at least diagnose you properly first. Different kinds of back problems will require often very different forms of treatment. Once you know exactly what the problem is, then you can decide on how you're going to treat it.

People can give you advice on how to help your back pain, but what they're really telling you is how to help their back pain. Apply the wrong treatment to you condition and you may very well make it worse!

Once you've sorted out the initial problem, it probably is a good idea to do something like the Alexander technique. Bad posture is the cause of more back pain than anything else. Alexander technique is really good because it's all about balancing the body round the spine. It's even used by yoga teachers for the warm up exercises in yoga classes.