Did you know that 90% of us will suffer from back problems at some time in our lives?
60% will be sub-acute or chronic and at least half of these cases will
be caused by poor posture. The effects of these alarming statistics are
far-reaching as the following facts show:-
11 million working days are lost each year.
Bad backs are the main reason for time off work.
Last year 200,000 women took time off work to recover from a back problem.
The cost to British industry is around a staggering £5 billion a year.
The cost to the NHS (in the UK) is estimated to be £480 million.
So what are the main causes of back problems, apart from abnormalities
in the spine (eg, a scoliosis), a trauma (eg, car accident) or the
natural ageing process (degeneration of discs, osteoporosis, arthritis)?
Read the full article on using pilates for preventing back pain.
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