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Use the stairs, don't sit for too long at your desk and take a break every hour to stand up and move around. But be gentle and avoid anything that aggravates the pain [Photo: Pexels]

9 ways to relieve minor back pain

Alice Sholl

Minor back pain is a tedious pain in the – well, back – and sometimes, plying oneself with ibuprofen isn’t the best way of treating the issue.

And while most people will find such aches and pains improving within a few weeks, this doesn’t stop it being uncomfortable and hugely distracting while trying to do day-to-day tasks.

Back pain is caused by a big mixture of things, so there’s no one-size-fits-all fix – but there are a few things you can do to alleviate symptoms.

We asked Katie Griffiths, professional development officer for the institute of osteopathy and registered Osteopath, for her top tips.

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