ITV. Back Pain: Britain’s Hidden Crisis?
Series 24 Episode 12
Half a million people are experiencing work-related MSK (musculoskeletal) pain.
- 35% of people spend over 7 hours a day sitting down
- 80% of people experience low back problems
- 40% of people take time off work because of back pain
- A special episode investigates the most effective ways to manage back pain
A great episode on ITV highlighting the incidents of low back pain and explains that we can do something about it. Evidence shows that 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day can reduce the risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and depression. As we are now living a more sedentary lifestyle compared to the pre-pandemic period, this program not only examines the benefits of moderate exercise on low back pain but explains what else we can do to prevent or improve it. The 25-minute episode investigates the benefits of moderate exercise for lower back pain, how often we should move from our workstation and what are the benefits of having a DSE workstation assessment.