Back pain is likely to affect 80% of us at some point in our lives and it can be excruciatingly painful as well as debilitating. There are many causes of back pain including; posture, medical conditions and general health issues. Often we can reduce the impact of back pain by taking care of our body and changing our lives to accommodate it. Simple measures such as; losing weight or exercising more can help us to control the pain in our backs. In the past bed rest was considered to be a good way to deal with back pain but research has shown that keeping moving, despite the pain, is the best course of action. Back pain can be triggered by; bad posture, turning round too quickly, stretching and carrying heavy bags – just by thinking a little bit about how you move and the pressure you put on your back is enough to make a little bit of difference to the pain you are feeling.
Carrying gadgets and lunch around can often cause pressure on your back and lead to back pain, the best type of bag to carry your stuff in is a back pack because it not only leaves your hands free it also allows the weight of your pack to be distributed down through your body. You must make sure that you wear your back pack correctly and don’t overload it or you will face further back problems. This diagram shows the correct way to carry a backpack on your back.
When you pack your back pack you must pack it in a certain order to make sure that you are distributing the weight correctly. This diagram from, ‘Her Packing List‘, provides detailed instructions on how to pack your back pack correctly. Obviously you will only packing a daily back pack but you can apply the instructions to whatever size back pack you are using.
These days back packs are big business and there are many designs available, Spiral and Hype produce extremely brightly coloured back packs that would look great on any holiday. We have selected three classic back packs from Stand-Out.Net ranging from the robust Comutor 12 Hour Back Pack, The roomy Eastpak Provider Back Pack and the Classic Spiral Back Pack. These bags have all been chosen for their pedigree and because they are a good example of good value high quality back packs.
If you are already suffering from back pain and you would like to find out how to look after you back click on this link to the NHS Choices website where you will be given full details of causes, treatments and prevention of back pain